Raquel Rojo Carrillo

Dr Raquel Rojo Carrillo


  • Position Governing Body Fellows Junior Research Fellows
  • School Arts & Humanities
  • Department Music
  • Email mrr48@cam.ac.uk
  • Department link Music
  • Phone number 01223 761406

Raquel's current research is focused on the transition from the Old Hispanic (or 'Mozarabic') rite to the Franco-Roman rite in medieval Iberia. Since these rites largely comprise chants, she studies their relationship through interdisciplinary analysis of their musical repertoires.

Raquel Rojo Carrillo

Before joining University of Cambridge, Raquel was a postdoctoral researcher of ERC, AHRC and Leverhulme research projects exploring the Old Hispanic rite at University of Bristol. Previously, she completed her PhD dissertation 'Text, liturgy and music in the Old Hispanic rite: the vespertinus genre' at University of Bristol, and an MA in Hispanic Music at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Since 2016, she serves as the Coordinator of Old Hispanic Manuscripts for the Spanish Early Music Manuscripts database. She is also a member, since 2011, of the research project 'El canto llano en la época de la polifonía' at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has a BA in Music (Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid) and a BA in Social Communications, Audiovisual (Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas).


Research Interests

Christian liturgies in medieval Iberia (Old Hispanic, Roman and Neo-Mozarabic rites) and their musical repertoires. Musical and textual palaeography. Liturgical manuscripts from the middle ages.


Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, University of Cambridge.
Honorary Research Associate, School of Arts, University of Bristol.
Member of the Research Project ‘El canto llano en la época de la polifonía’, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Coordinator of Hispanic Sources, Spanish Early Music Manuscripts Database.