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Jon Mikkel Broch Ålvik

Position: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Music, Theatre and Art

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Jon Mikkel Broch Ålvik
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About Jon Mikkel Broch Ålvik

Mikkel Broch Ålvik holds MA and PhD degrees in musicology from the University of Oslo. He specialises in critical musicology and popular music studies, and his teaching and research are characterised by an interdisciplinary approach that links musicology with gender, media, and identity studies.

Ålvik’s chief musicological interests are the broad field of popular music, identity politics, authenticity, theatricality, the music industry, critical historiography, and mediation. He researches into questions of musical taste, genre, language, gender and sexuality and the relationship/s between music and technology, with the voice as a central topic of interest.

He also researches into questions of Nordic music and identity, and he is an associated member of the Nordic Sounds critical research group at the University of Oslo.

In addition to his scholarly background, Ålvik also has several years’ experience as a musician in the fields of jazz, rock, and classical music. He has also worked in various capacities in the media, notably as a sub-editor and copy-editor for a range of newspapers, magazines, and publishing houses.

In spring 2024, Ålvik is the principal lecturer in Örebro University’s BA program, Musik, kultur och medier (Music, Culture, and the Media). He teaches the programme courses in popular music (Popular music, gender and identification; Popular music, historiography and mythology; Mediatization; and Music and Multimedia) in Musik, kultur och medier Year 1, Aesthetics, Music industry analysis and Methodology and academic writing in Year 2, and Theory and philosophy of science in Year 3. Moreover, he teaches popular music history in the courses, Musik för lärare IV, Musikproduktion IV, and Verktyg i Jazz och Rock II; literature, interpretation and research methodology in Musikproduktion II, and philosophy of science and discourse analysis in the MA programme in musicology. He also supervises students’ theses in the BA and MA programmes.

Selected Publications

Broch Ålvik, Jon Mikkel. 2021. "The Pleasure(s) of the Pop Text: Subversion and Theatricality in Cloroform and Tove Lo." In Popular Musicology and Identity: Essays in Honour of Stan Hawkins, ed. Kai Arne Hansen, Eirik Askerøi, and Freya Jarman, pp. 82-96. London: Routledge.

Broch Ålvik, Jon Mikkel. 2020. "Kuuk, Skrap, and the Resistance Vernacular." Nordlit, no. 46 (November), pp. 303-317.

Hawkins, Stan, and Broch Ålvik, Jon Mikkel. 2019. "A-ha's 'Take on Me': Melody, Vocal Compulsion, and Rotoscoping." In The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches, ed. Ciro Scotto, Kenneth Smith, and John Brackett, pp. 77-94. London: Routledge.

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