Alisha Jones

Dr. Alisha Jones

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

Phone: (812) 855-0387

Dr. Alisha Lola Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, adjunct in the Religious Studies and the African and African American Diaspora Studies Department at Indiana University (Bloomington). Dr. Jones is a graduate of University of Chicago (Ph.D.), Yale Divinity School (M.Div.), Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM)
and Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.). Dr. Jones' is a council member of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s (SEM) and the American Musicological Society (AMS). She is also a co-chair of the Music and Religion Section and the SEM liaison to the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Dr. Jones’ forthcoming book Flaming: The Peculiar Theo-Politics of Fire and Desire in Black Male Gospel Performance (Oxford University Press) breaks ground by analyzing the role of gospel music making in constructing and renegotiating gender identity among black men. Additionally, as a performer-scholar, she consults seminaries and arts organizations on curriculum, programming, and content development. For more information, you may visit her website​​