Larissa A. Irizarry

  • Graduate Student, Musicology

Larissa A. Irizarry is earning a PhD in Musicology at the University of Pittsburgh. Aside from her work on the musical film (“Queer Intimacy: Vocality in Jesus Christ Superstar.” Women & Music 24, [2020]: 162-177), her work engages with 21st-century avant garde opera and the alter ego strategies of women in hip hop. She explores such themes as the feminization of sonic grief, operatic discourse on gender-based violence in the era of #Metoo, and posthuman identity construction in popular music. More broadly, her musicological work engages with queer theory and black feminist theory.