Nina Ohman

Eighth Year Graduate Student in Ethnomusicology
Room 103, Music Building

My research interests include African American music with a focus on sacred genres, popular music, and gender-related themes as expressed in the contexts of local performance practices and global culture industries. My dissertation, tentatively titled, “'I’m Every Woman': An Integrative Inquiry Into Female Gospel Music Rhetoric and It’s Influence In American Popular Music” examines the historical shifts in female gospel music traditions and especially their influence in the realm of American popular music. Additionally, my thematic interests include American jazz and jazz around the world, cultural studies, social entrepreneurship, intellectual property rights, and cultural policy.