Vivian Luong

Music Theory


Dissertation: “Analysis as Ethics: Experiments with Music Loving” (2019)

Vivian Luong is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include the ethics of music analysis, feminist and queer theory, Schenkerian analysis, and affective autoethnography. Her dissertation, “Analysis as Ethics: Experiments with Music Loving,” explores analysis as a loving, ethical practice through the perspectives of feminist music theory and new materialisms. She is currently developing a project that draws connections between queer animacies of the nonhuman and theories of musical agency. Vivian’s work on analytical ethics has been published in Music Theory Online. She has presented her research at meetings of the Society for Music Theory, the American Musicological Society, the Canadian University Music Society, Music Theory Midwest, and Feminist Theory and Music. Her work has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. Vivian currently serves as the co-chair of the SMT Queer Resource Interest Group.


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