PMER is excited to announce that Julia Eklund Koza and Liz Gould will be joining our editorial board. Please join us in welcoming them!


Julia Eklund Koza is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; from 1988-2019, she held appointments in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the Mead Witter School of Music. In addition, she was a faculty affiliate in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies. Her ground-breaking, internationally recognized, and widely published research focuses on equity and social justice issues in music, education, and music education, notably issues concerning gender and race. Her latest book, “Destined to Fail”:  Carl Seashore’s World of Eugenics, Psychology, Education, and Music (University of Michigan Press, 2021), examines the significant role that eugenics played in shaping education policy and practice in the US, notably in music education. Prior to completing her doctorate, Koza was a public-school music teacher in River Falls, Wisconsin.


Associate Professor Emerita Elizabeth Gould works at the nexus of queer theory, antiracism, and feminist theory. She conceives her research as activism, mobilizing queer of color critique, intersectional antiracism and feminisms. Her work interrogates material relations of power and oppression within and outside music education, conceived broadly, in the context of local, national, and international sociopolitical exigencies. A theorist and philosopher who has published extensively in internationally respected journals and books, she has contributed to international symposia in the philosophy of music education, feminist theory and music, and LGBTQ+ conferences. Most recently, she taught in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, Canada.