Jessica Getman

Historical Musicology


Dissertation: “Music, Race, and Gender in the Original Series of Star Trek (1966–1969)” (2015)

Jessica Getman is the Managing Editor for The George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a film musicologist focusing on music in television and science fiction media. She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, for which she produced a dissertation on music and social discourse in the original series of Star Trek. Other areas of study include music production in mid-twentieth-century American television, popular music in science fiction media, and amateur music in media fandom.


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