Jon Mikkel Broch ÅlvikTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Music, Theatre and Art
Phone: +46 19 303333
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 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.
Ålvik is coordinator of Örebro University's BA program in musicology, Musik, kultur och medier (Music, Culture and Media). In autumn 2020, he teaches the program’s introductory courses, Musicology: An Introduction 1 and Musicology: An Introduction 2, in Year 1, and the course, Critical Theory and Musicology in Year 3. He also teaches research methodology and theory in the preparatory course in artistic research (KoFoFö), marketing strategies and persona studies in Musikerns omvärld, and analysis of recorded music, critical theory, semiotics, and theory of authenticity in the Performance program (KoKa).
Broch Ålvik, Jon Mikkel. 2020. "The Pleasure(s) of the Pop Text: Subversion and Theatricality in Cloroform and Tove Lo." 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. 2019. "Touching From A Distance: Imagining Marit Larsen in Queer Spaces." Radical Musicology Volume 7, Special Edition: "Queer Sounds and Spaces".
Broch Ålvik, Jon Mikkel. 2019. "Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music." Swedish Journal of Music Research, Vol. 101, 2019.