Samuel Llano is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Birmingham, UK. He specialises in the study of Spanish musical identities in a variety of transcultural contexts, including early-twentieth century France, and the Spanish Republican exile in the UK and 1940s Mexico. His publications include “Hispanic Traditions in a Cross-Cultural Perspective : Raoul Laparra’s La habanera (1908) and French Critics”, in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, vol. 136, no. 1 (forthcoming), “España en la vitrina : Maurice Ravel, el mito de la autenticidad y el neoimperialismo español”, in the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, vol. 11, no. 1 (2010) 1-15, “Exile, Resistance and heteroglossia in Roberto Gerhard’s Ballet Flamenco (1943)”, in Helena Buffery (ed.), Stages of Exile : Theatre and Performance Cultures in Hispanic Migration and Diaspora (Oxford : Peter Lang, 2010).