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L. Holland

PhD candidate in the Department of Music, University of Bristol

L. Holland is a PhD candidate working on queerness in popular music. Their PhD looks at the performance of queer alter egos in pop music, looking at characters used by David Bowie, Prince, and Janelle Monáe. They have taught on hip-hop, gender studies, and music history, and have worked as a researcher on books about a wide range of musicians, from The Streets to Leonard Bernstein. Their work on Prince’s alter ego Camille as a trans* caricature can be found in the Journal of Popular Music Studies (36:1).


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    PhD candidate, University of Bristol