Current Multicampus Research Groups

Keys to Voice Studies: Terminology, Methodology, and Questions Across Disciplines

Basing our study in the notion of the embodied voice, we examine the different fields of knowledge production and the possible transfer of knowledge across disciplinary borders within the emerging and inherently interdisciplinary field of “Voice Studies.” We do so through (1) articulating the ways in which various fields of voice research are constituted, clarifying methodological differences; (2) working towards the translation and potential transformation of knowledge production about voice; (3) developing the content of a multi-media publishing platform and an edited volume in order to provide “keys” to differing disciplinary approaches and make them easily accessible; and, lastly, (4) developing the material content for courses around the topic of voice. Our project aims to foster an understanding of the different ideologies, epistemologies, and ontologies that frame investigations of the material production of voice. Our ultimate goal is to confront and re-imagine the frontiers of interdisciplinary voice research.

Co-PIs: Nina Sun Eidsheim, Musicology, UCLA
Annette Schlichter, English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine

Jonathan Alexander, Culture & Theory, UC Irvine
Theresa Allison, Geriatrics, UC San Francisco
Christine Bacareza Balance, Asian American Studies, UC Irvine,
Robbie Beahrs, Ethnomusicology, UC Berkeley
Charles L. Briggs, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Shane Butler, Classics, UCLA
Charles Hirschkind, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Julene Johnson, Social and Behavior Sciences and Neurology, UC San Francisco
John Kapusta, Musicology, UC Berkeley
Sarah Kessler, Comparative Literature, UC Irvine
Alexander Khalil, Ethnomusicology and Neuroscience, Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, UCSD
Patricia Keating, Linguistics, UCLA
Peter Krapp, Film & Media Studies, Informatics, and English, UC Irvine
Jody Kreiman, Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Caitlin Marshall, Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
Miller Puckette, Music, UCSD
Annelie Rugg, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities
Mary Ann Smart, Musicology, UC Berkeley
James Steintrager, English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine
Carole-Anne Tyler, English, UC Riverside