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Dan Margolies

Daniel Margolies is Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio where, among things, he produces the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, the first, oldest, and largest festival for this music. For 22 years he was Professor and Chair of the History Department at Virginia Wesleyan University. He is the author or editor of five books, including the forthcoming co-written ¬°Maldito Coronavirus! Mapping Latin American Musical Responses to the Pandemic Moment. Margolies has also written broadly about historical, legal, and musical topics, including extraterritoriality, Appalachian and Mexican music, and cultural sustainability in Texas- Mexican music. Margolies has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea, a Faculty Fellow at the American Center for Mongolian Studies in Ulaanbaatar, and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California-Berkeley. He is founder and Artistic Director of the Festival of Texas Fiddling, based in San Antonio, and has produced eight albums of traditional music. More information at