Accent and Race in Vocaloid’s Body-Voice Combinations

Nina Sun-Eidsheim is Professor of Musicology at UCLA. She is the author of Measuring Race: The Micropolitics of Listening to Vocal Timbre and Vocality in African-American Popular Music (Duke UP 2019) and Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice (Duke UP 2015). Eidsheim is also the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies and a special issue on voice and materiality for Postmodern Culture (2014). Eidsheim studied vocal performance, composition, and philosophy at the University of Agder (Norway) and The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus (Denmark) before pursing MFA in Music at the California Institute of the Arts. She completed her Ph.D. in critical studies/experimental practices program at the University of California, San Diego.