Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor, Musicology

Jessica A. Schwartz approaches research on musical representations and sonic histories of militarization and imperial violence through community-focused collaborations, movements, and creative dissent. Schwartz is the author of Radiation Sounds: Marshallese Music and Nuclear Silences (Duke University Press, 2021) and articles in American Quarterly, Music & Politics, Women & Musicthe Journal of American Music, Punk & Post-Punk, the Journal of Transnational American Studies, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice StudiesAmerasia, Shima, Riffs: Experimental Writing on Popular Music, among others, which showcase her work on American studies, Pacific studies, environmental anthropology, and Indigenous studies. As a disability scholar, Schwartz interrogates institutional, intersectional ableism and workshops radical accessibility in and beyond the classroom in courses such as “DIY: Punk Organizing as Social Justice” and “Unsettling Pedagogies: Music & Education.” Schwartz’s hosts the Punkast Series (podcast), is the cofounder/Academic Advisor of the Marshallese Educational Initiative, an Arkansas-based non-profit, and plays in noise/punk bands.

Jessica Schwartz: Professor of Punk
On a sunny Tuesday morning, students shuffling into the Jan Popper Theater were handed a five-question quiz. One of the questions asked students to listen to a short clip of a
Elizabeth Randell Upton
Associate Professor of Musicology and Humanities
Raymond Knapp
Distinguished Professor of Musicology and Humanities Chair of Musicology Director, UCLA Center of Musical Humanities (CMH)
Tiffany Naiman
Robert Fink
Chair of Music Industry IDP, Professor of Musicology and Humanities
Holley Replogle-Wong
Lecturer in Musicology, Program Director of CMH
Thomas Hodgson
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Mark Kligman
Professor of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Humanities Mickey Katz Chair of Jewish Music Director of Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience
Nina Eidsheim
Professor of Musicology and Humanities Founder and Director of UCLA PEER Lab

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