The Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster at UL are pleased to announce the arrival of their first Fulbright Research Scholar.

Dr Melissa Hidalgo is a Visiting Fulbright Scholar and will be working with members of the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster.

Her research is focused on transnational pop music fandom, specifically US Chicana/o and Latina/o fans of Morrissey; musical collaborations between Irish traditional musicians The Chieftains and Mexican-Chicana/o artists such as Lila Downs and Los Lobos; Mexican mariachi renderings of Irish popular music by Morrissey and The Smiths; and literary relationships between Chicana writers like Helena María Viramontes and Irish writers such as James Joyce.