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Lee Tyson

U.S. Popular Music, Queer Performativity
103 Lincoln Hall


Lee Kimura Tyson is a Sage Graduate Diversity Fellow working towards a Ph.D. in musicology. They received a B.A. in Music from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2009 and an M.M. in Musicology with a Women’s and Gender Studies Portfolio from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. With a primary focus on queer musical performativities in U.S. popular music of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries, Lee’s areas of interest include hip-hop; postwar avant-garde, experimentalism, and performance art; and music and embodiment in Italian Renaissance court life. Lee’s research also draws on critical theory, queer and gender theories, media studies, critical race theory, affect theory, performance studies, and authoethnographic performance. In the past, Lee has presented on Jewish American parody rappers and the performance of Jewish masculinity, as well as interwar flute music.