Elizabeth Lindau

Elizabeth Lindau


Office: UMC-C206
e-mail: elizabeth.lindau@csulb.edu

Musicologist Elizabeth Ann Lindau writes about popular music’s engagement with avant-gardism since the 1960s. She has published articles and book chapters on Brian Eno, Yoko Ono, and Sonic Youth. Her ongoing work on the Velvet Underground & Nico and Andy Warhol was supported by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation for research at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives. Dr. Lindau regularly presents at conferences, including Feminist Theory and Music, the Pop Conference at the Museum of Popular Culture (Seattle), and annual meetings of the American Musicological Society, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US (IASPM-US), the Modernist Studies Association, and the Society for American Music (SAM). She served as secretary of the IASPM-US (2018–2020), general editor of the SAM Bulletin (2016–2019), and committee chair of the 2014 IASPM-US Woody Guthrie Prize for best scholarly monograph on popular music.

Dr. Lindau earned PhD and MA degrees in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music from the University of Virginia, and bachelor’s degrees in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the music faculty at CSULB in Fall 2016, she held visiting appointments at Earlham College (Indiana), Wesleyan University (Connecticut), and Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania).

Selected Courses

  • History of Music: 19th-20th Centuries
  • Music and Decadence from Baudelaire to Bowie
  • Music and Portraiture
  • Popular Music in the United States
  • Research Methods
  • Seminar in Romantic Music