Loren Chuse is an ethnomusicologist whose work focuses on music of Spain and Latin America, with an additional interest in music of the Arabic-speaking world. Loren received her Ph.D in ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. She has a background in Music History and did her Master's Degree in Music History at San Francisco State University.
Loren has conducted extensive research in Spain on flamenco performance. She is particularly interested in the role of women in Spanish flamenco, both their historical and their contemporary participation. She has investigated the important role of women singers (cantaoras) in the flamenco tradition, as well as the emerging group of women flamenco guitarists, (tocaoras) in Spain.