Dr. Lindsay Johnson

Lindsay_JohnsonLindsay Johnson’s primary research focuses on seventeenth-century Italian nuns and their music through the lens of sacred eroticism and performed embodiment. Secondary interests include US American music of the 1960s and 1970s and its ties to sexuality, race, and politics. More broadly, her research explores issues of gender and sexuality, the performing voice and body, and the experience of the listener.

She has conducted and performed with UCLA’s Early Music Ensemble and the Salem College Orchestra, and was a member of the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble in Eugene, Oregon.

She has presented nationally and abroad, and her publications include “Experiencing Alba Tressina’s Anima mea liquefacta est through the Bodily Humors and the Sacred Erotic” (Current Musicology, 2013) and “‘I’ll be with Him on the Midnight Train to Georgia’: The Traveling Woman in 1920s Blues and 1970s R&B” (American Music Review, 2013).



Senior Lecturer – Department of Music
Director – Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Affiliate Faculty – Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
Office: 410-455-2941
Room: PAHB 258


B.A. in Music, Salem College (2005)
M.A. in Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles (2008)
Ph.D. in Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles (2013)