University of Pittsburgh

Olivia Bloechl

Portrait
Professor
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Office: 
304 Music Building
Phone: 
412-624-2711
olivia [dot] bloechl [at] pitt [dot] edu

Olivia Bloechl is a historian of early modern European and North American music, with broad expertise in opera before 1800, postcolonialism, cultural theory, and ethics and politics of music. She has been on the UCLA faculty since 2004 and will join the Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh in January, 2017. Her publications include Native American Song at the Frontiers of Early Modern Music (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008) and Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France (Univ. of Chicago Press, forthcoming), which was supported by an ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship. She is also a co-editor (with Melanie Lowe and Jeffrey Kallberg) of Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015). In addition to her ongoing work on opera, current projects include a feminist philosophical study of music and vulnerability, as well as a long-term collaboration (with Katherine Schofield and Gabriel Solis) developing critical theory for the emerging field of global music history.

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