Martha S Mockus

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Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
220 Folwell Hall
9 Pleasant St SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society, University of Minnesota.
  • M.Mus.: Historical Musicology, King's College, University of London.
  • B.A.: Music, University of California, Berkeley.
Courses Taught
  • CSCL 3172 Music as Discourse
  • CSCL 1301 Reading Culture: Theory and Practice
  • Graduate Seminar: Feminist Theory
  • Graduate Seminar: Feminist Pedagogy & Teaching Practicum
  • Senior Research and Writing Seminar
  • Queer Theory
  • Transgender Theories and Cultures
  • Feminist Theories in Context
  • Women, Gender, and Popular Culture
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Introduction to Queer Studies
  • Women in Music
  • Music and Queer Sexualities
  • Race and Gender in Opera
  • Introduction to Music
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Lavender Blues: The Lesbian and Gay Presence in Jazz
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • US Peace Corps - China: Chongqing University of Science and Technology: 2012 - 2014
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language:


  • Sumunar Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble: 2008 - present
  • Mockus, Martha Suzanne. Sounding Out: Lesbian Musicality and Pauline Oliveros. Routledge, 2008. Link
  • Mockus, Martha Suzanne. "Afterword," She's So Fine: Reflections on Whiteness, Femininity, Adolescence and Class in 1960s Music. Ashgate, 2010. Link
  • Mockus, Martha Suzanne. "MeShell NdegĂ©ocello: Musical Articulations of Black Feminism," Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul: Transformative Aesthetics and the Practice of Freedom. SUNY Press, 2007. Link
  • Mockus, Martha Suzanne. "Lesbian Skin and Musical Fascination," Audible Traces: Gender, Identity, and Music. Carciofoli Verlagshaus, 1999. Link
  • Mockus, Martha Suzanne. "Spectral Frequencies: I of IV by Pauline Oliveros." Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter XXIX (Fall 1999):
  • Mockus, Martha Suzanne. "Queer Thoughts on Country Music and k.d. lang," Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology. Routledge, 1994, rep. 2006. Link
  • Philip Brett Award, Gay & Lesbian Study Group of the American Musicology Society: best new work in queer studies and music
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Beatrice M. Bain Research Group on Women and Gender: University of California, Berkeley
  • Dissertation Scholarship, Southern California Women United