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Elizabeth Batiuk, Ethnomusicology

ekbatiuk@umich.edu

Working Dissertation Title

Kinetic Conversations: Creative Dance-Music Performance and the Negotiation of Identity in Contemporary Havana

Research Interests

Dance-music of Cuba and Latin America, music and movement, performance studies, embodied cognition, music & cultural performance in East Asian Olympic opening ceremonies

 

J. Ryan Bodiford, Ethnomusicology

bodiford@umich.edu

Research Interests

 Netlabel (web-based, noncommercial) distribution and electronic music development in Chile, social and musical innovations associated with the international Creative Commons movement, music and social movements, cosmopolitanism, Pan-Latinamericanism and the music of Nueva Canción, and music in Southern Africa

 

Nathinee Chucherdwatanasak, Historical Musicology

neechu@umich.edu

Research Interests

Southeast Asian contemporary composers, American-Asian composers, 21st-century music

 

Kristen Clough, Historical Musicology

cloughk@umich.edu

Research Interests

20th century France with a special focus on vocal and stage music

 

Mishona Collier, Historical Musicology

mishcol@umich.edu

Research Interests

American music, reception history, and the orchestra as an institution with a special focus on identity formation

 

Kathryn B. Cox, Historical Musicology

kbcox@umich.edu

Research Interests

Popular music, 1960s-1980s British rock, late 19th/early 20th century music, Indian classical music, affect theory, and music and memory

 

Lisa Decenteceo, Ethnomusicology

lddece@umich.edu

Research Interests

Music of the Philippines and the intellectual and epistemology of post-colonial, Non-western ethnomusicology

 

Matthew Flynn, Historical Musicology

 

Jessica Getman, Historical Musicology

jgetman@umich.edu

Working Dissertation Title

Music, Identity and Difference in the Original Series of Star Trek

Research Interests

Music for the screen, science fiction studies, historical performance practice, French Baroque music, fan studies, gender studies

 

Jessica H. Grimmer, Historical Musicology

jhgrimm@umich.edu

Research Interests

20th century France, Orientalism, the Conservatoire system under Vichy, and the intersection of politics in music more broadly

 

Anne Heminger, Historical Musicology

akhem@umich.edu

Research Interests

Music as ritual, particularly Renaissance music and sacred music during the Reformation with a focus on early sixteenth century England

 

Megan E. Hill, Ethnomusicology

hillmeg@umich.edu

Working Dissertation Title

Asakusa’s Soundscape: Sound, Montage, Agency, and Place in a Dynamic Tokyo Neighborhood

Research Interests

 Japanese music, Chinese music, American popular music, urban soundscapes, Tsugaru shamisen, koto, gender, language and identity, and music and place

 

Meredith Juergens, Historical Musicology

mereannj@umich.edu

Research Interests

20th century music and transnationalism, American music with a particular emphasis on stage works from 1920 and 1950, music and dance, and music as performance

 

Andrew S. Kohler, Historical Musicology

askohler@umich.edu

Research Interests

Carl Orff, Benjamin Britten, Gustav Mahler, Ludwig van Beethoven, music and theater, music and totalitarianism, and sonata form

 

Ho-Chak Law, Ethnomusicology

hclaw@umich.edu

Research Interests

Chinese music history and theory, Chinese instrumental music in the 20th century and onward, Chinese opera, Chinese musical notations, film music, Javanese gamelan, theories of ethnicity and nationalism, and media technologies

 

Elizabeth McLain, Historical Musicology

eamclain@umich.edu

Working Dissertation Title

Catholic, Nonconformist, Surrealist, Artist: Olivier Messiaen’s Intellectual World and Aesthetic Agenda in the 1930s

Research Interests

Oliver Messiaen, 20th century music, France, and Music & Spirituality

 

James McNally, Ethnomusicology

jemcnal@umich.edu

Research Interests

Popular music in Brazil and the United States, with special focuses on experimental music and theories of race, nation, globalization, and media.

 

Patricia Josette Moss, Historical Musicology

patjmoss@umich.edu

Research Interests

19th century German music, Opera, Richard Strauss with a special focus on the Third Reich and the Second World War

 

William D. Scott, Ethnomusicology

wdscott@umich.edu

 

Christopher Smith, Historical Musicology

cdsmith@umich.edu

Research Interests

20th century popular music, film music, and jazz

 

Austin Stewart, Historical Musicology

 

Sarah Suhadolnik, Historical Musicology

sarezesu@umich.edu

Working Dissertation Title

Navigating Jazz: Music, Place, and New Orleans in the 20th Century

Research Interests

American music, jazz, and popular music with a special focus on New Orleans and theories of place

 

Leah Weinberg, Historical Musicology

leahwein@umich.edu

Working Dissertation Title

Making Einstein Play: Einstein on the Beach, Minimalist Opera, and the Politics of Intermedial Collaboration

Research Interests

American music, film and television music, and the 20th century avant-garde with a special focus on minimalism.

 

 

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