You are here

Leah Pogwizd


Contact Information

Area of Study: 


Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, University of Washington, 2015
M.A., Ethnomusicology, University of Washington
B.M., Jazz Studies, University of North Texas

Leah Pog­wizd is a Ph.D. can­di­date in Eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Washington’s School of Music. Her dis­ser­ta­tion research focuses on rela­tion­ships between gen­der, race, and notions of musi­cal authen­tic­ity among instru­men­tal­ists in the U.S. Her other research inter­ests include sample-based pop­u­lar music, belly dance in U.S. pop­u­lar cul­ture, and musi­cal tech­nol­ogy. She received a B.M. in Jazz Stud­ies from the Uni­ver­sity of North Texas and an M.A. in Eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. From 2007–2009, she stud­ied Morin Khuur (Mon­go­lian Horse-Head Fid­dle) with UW vis­it­ing artist Li Bo. She has taught a vari­ety of music courses at the UW, includ­ing Amer­i­can Pop­u­lar Song, Amer­i­can Folk Music, and Jazz His­tory. In 2010, she was awarded the Huck­abay Teach­ing Fel­low­ship which allowed her to design and develop a course that she even­tu­ally taught in Fall Quar­ter, 2011 as MUSIC 270: World Pop­u­lar Music. She con­tin­ues to per­form as a bassist in the Seat­tle, WA area.