Katherine Meizel

Katherine Meizel
Alumni

Specialization

PhD Ethnomusicology, 2007
DMA Voice, 2004

Bio

Katherine Meizel is an associate professor of ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She earned her PhD in ethnomusicology at UCSB, and also holds a doctorate in vocal performance. Her research includes topics in voice and identity, popular music and media, religion, American identities, and disability studies. Her book Idolized: Music, Media, and Identity in American Idol (IU Press) was published in 2011; she also wrote about Idol for the magazine Slate from 2007 to 2011. She is currently co-editing the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies, and completing a monograph for Oxford University Press titled Multivocality: An Ethnography of Singing on the Borders of Identity.