Alisha Lola Jones
Alisha Lola Jones is as an assistant professor in ethnomusicology in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. She is presently working on a manuscript entitled “We Are A Peculiar People: Meaning, Masculinity, and Competence in Gendered Gospel Performance” in the ethnomusicology program at the University of Chicago. In her dissertation write-up year, Jones received academic acclaim and support from an Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship; the Joint Residential Fellowship from the University of Chicago¹s Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; a Martin Marty Junior Fellowship; a Franke Institute for the Humanities Affiliated Fellowship; and a Stuart Tave Teaching Fellowship. Jones’ research interests include musical masculinities, music and theology, business and the music industry, music and mysticism, Western European art music, vocal pedagogies of the world, and African-American musics. Jones is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory (Bachelor of Music) and Yale Divinity School (Master of Divinity) and Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM).