» Olivia Mather
Lecturer

College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Olivia Mather
Office Location:
Bertea Hall 207A
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Biography
Olivia Carter Mather is a scholar of American popular music specializing in rock, country, and folk. Her work examines stylistic hybridity, regional identity, and race. Her most recent project investigated race in country music scholarship and is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Country Music. Other publications include an article on the Eagles and American regionalism (for American Music), a book chapter on vocality and Gram Parsons (in Old Roots, New Routes: The Cultural Politics of Alt.Country Music), and an interview with U2 producer Daniel Lanois (in Echo: A Music-Centered Journal http://www.echo.ucla.edu/Volume6-issue1/lanois/lanois1.html). At Chapman, Dr. Mather teaches Global Pop Music. She lives in Long Beach, CA.