Pablo Palomino

Assistant Professor of Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Oxford College

Phone: 770.784.4605



Dr. Pablo Palomino is a cultural historian of modern Latin America. Licenciado from the University of Buenos Aires (in his hometown) and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, he was also postdoctoral lecturer at the University of Chicago's Center for Latin American Studies and History Department. His research and teaching include the transnational cultural history of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, as well as the formation of Latin America as a region. A former Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Humanities (2017-2020), he fosters interdisciplinary connections across Emory's academic units.

In Argentina, Palomino worked at Memoria Abierta, an alliance of human rights organizations that created Latin America's first Oral History Archive on state terrorism and political violence. His articles deal with the cultural history of music, Pan-Americanism, the Jewish musical diaspora in Latin America, modernist press in Argentina, and the critique of the concept of "Global South."

His first book, The Invention of Latin American Music: a Transnational History, was published by Oxford University Press in 2020. 

He is currently working on two global histories: the cultural history of Argentine meat, and the history of "Latin America" as a conceptual and institutional category.

Scholarly Interests:

Spaces: Latin America and the Caribbean; Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico; Latin America and/in the United States

Subjects: music, meat, Latin Americanism, Jewish Latin Americans, globalization