Alisha Lola Jones

Alisha Lola Jones

Assistant Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2014
  • Certificate, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, 2007
  • M.Div., Yale Divinity School, 2007
  • B.M., Oberlin Conservatory, 2003

Research interests

  • religious music in the African diaspora
  • music of the "Black Pacific"
  • western european art music
  • global pop music
  • masculinities and men's studies
  • voice studies
  • gender and sexuality
  • music industry and arts entrepreneurship
  • gastromusicology
  • ecomusicology
  • future studies
  • music, religion and the media

Courses recently taught

  • The Study of Ethnomusicology
  • Global Pop Music
  • Gender & Sexuality in Music
  • Money, Sex, & Power
  • World Music and Culture
  • The Black Messiah
  • Music and Mysticism

Awards & Distinctions

  • Inaugural Kovener Fellow, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Pedagogy, Indiana University 2019 - 2020
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 2018
  • Award for Womanist Religious Research, The University of Chicago Divinity School, April 2017
  • Inductee, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars, Morehouse College, March 2017