Aaron Manela

Aaron Manela is a PhD Candidate in Musicology at Case Western Reserve University, and holds degrees from The University of Oregon and Brandeis University. His research involves the intersection of music with issues of identity, class, ethnicity, race, and gender. Past research has included notions of ethnicity in 19th-century Russian ballets, Jewish Cowboys in turn-of-the-20th-century Tin Pan Alley songs and Wild West Shows, and musical expressions of class and race on The Backyardigans. His current research looks at the way music and ideas of race, gender, and ethnicity work within children’s education television shows.