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New Scholars Series Lecture: Alisha Lola Jones presenting Wired: (De)coding TONEX’s Queer Body

Wednesday, March 26
Eliot 314
This event is open to the public.

As an ethnomusicologist working in gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, and religious studies, Alisha Lola Jones focuses her work on black men’s performance of gender and sexuality in gospel music. This talk addresses gospel artist TONEX’s interpretation of authentic worship in a Pentecostal Christian context, exploring the performative strategies behind a creative process grounded in bodily experience, especially within contexts that place a taboo on conversations about gender and sexual identity. Jones is currently completing a PhD at University of Chicago, and is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Yale Divinity School, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Cosponsored by New Scholars Series in the Office for Institutional Diversity and the Music Department. 

For more information, contact Suzanne Wint.
Submitted by Laurie Lindquist.
Posted on Mar 19, 2014

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