Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

Elizabeth Gould

Associate Professor Elizabeth Gould joined the Faculty of Music in 2005, and teaches philosophically-based courses in music and music education. Her research in gender and sexuality in the context of feminism and queer theory has been published widely. A featured curator for Queer Americana, the theme week posted August 8-12, 2011 on in media res: a media commons project, for which she wrote on queer potentialities of Meredith Willson’s, The Music Man, Gould is finishing the book project,Queer Subjectivities: Music and Lives Worth Living.


Selected publications:
“Companion-Able Species: A Queer Pedagogy for Music Education.” Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 197, 63-75, (2013).

Homosexual Subject(ivitie)s in Music (Education): Deconstructions of the Disappeared. Philosophy of Music Education Review, 20/1, 45-62, (2012).

“Re-Membering Bands in North America: Gendered Paradoxes and Potentialities.” Critical Perspectives in Canadian Music Education, eds. Carol Beynon and Kari K Veblen. Wilfrid Laurier Press (2012).

“But All of Us Are Straight: Marsha Undone.” Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 9/3, 82-98., (2010).

“Dis-Orientations of Desire: Music Education Queer.” Music Education for Changing Times: Guiding Visions for Practice, eds. Thomas Regelski and J. Terry Gates. (Dordrect, The Netherlands: Springer, 2009).

Lead Editor. Exploring Social Justice: How Music Education Might Matter. Waterloo, ON: (Canadian Music Educators’ Association/L’Association canadienne des musiciens éducateurs, 2009).

“Thinking (as) Difference: Lesbian Imagination and Music.” Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, 11, 17-28, (2007).

“Legible Bodies in Music Education: Becoming-Matter.” Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education 6/4, 201-223, (2007).