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Katherine Turner

Associate Director, Lecturer in Musicology

Dr. Katherine Turner is the Associate Director of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and serves as a member of the musicology faculty. She holds a PhD in Historical Musicology and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Texas. Her academic areas include Early Modern Europe, especially women’s musical culture in Italy, the development of instrumental music, and early 20th-century pop music. She is the editor of a collection of essays called This is the Sound of Irony: Music, Politics and Popular Culture. Her current project focuses on the intersection of politics, sound, genre, and activism found in the last 70 years of the anti-lynching anthem “Strange Fruit.”