Amanda Modell

Position Title
Graduate Student in Cultural Studies with D.E. in Feminist Theory and Research



Amanda Modell is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies whose dissertation research considers several convergences between music and the hereditary sciences, including Pandora’s Music Genome Project, 1920s eugenic studies of human musical ability, and the evolution of whale song. She’s grateful for support from the American Philosophical Society, the UC Davis Humanities Institute, the UC Davis Feminist Research Institute, and the UC Davis Social Justice Initiative. You can read her work in Media Fields and the Journal for the Society of American Music (forthcoming August 2017).