Jeremy Wallach

Department of Popular Culture, Professor

Office Location: 346 Shatzel Hall
Office Phone Number: 419-372-8204

Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Ph.D., May 2002.
: “Modern Noise and Ethnic Accents: Indonesian Popular Music in the Era of Reformasi.

Haverford College, Haverford, PA, B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology, May 1992.
Senior Thesis
: “Rites of the Condemned: Sociomusical Aspects of Speed Metal Music.”


Professor. Department of Popular Culture. Bowling Green State University Affiliated Faculty. Program in American Culture Studies, Program in Asian Studies. Spring 2015-Present.

Acting Chair and Graduate Coordinator.  Department of Popular Culture. Bowling Green State University. 2016

Associate Professor. Department of Popular Culture. Bowling Green State University. Spring 2009-Spring 2015.

Assistant Professor. Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University. Fall 2003-Spring 2009.

Courses Taught:  “Introduction to Popular Culture,” “Global Popular Music,” “Youth and Popular Culture,” “International Popular Culture” (graduate and undergraduate level),  “Cultural Theory and Popular Culture” (senior capstone seminar), “Genre and Authenticity in World Popular Music Studies” (graduate seminar), “Popular Music in America” (graduate seminar), “Asian Popular Music,” Heavy Metal Music and Culture,” “Music as Popular Culture” (graduate proseminar), “Music and Sexuality” (graduate and undergraduate seminars), “The Dinosaur in Popular Culture,” “Popular Culture Theory and Methodology” (required graduate seminar), “Key Debates in Cultural Studies” (doctoral seminar), “Theories of American Culture” (graduate seminar).


Wallach, Jeremy. Modern Noise, Fluid Genres: Popular Music in Indonesia, 1997-2001. New Perspectives in Southeast Asian   Studies, Volume 3. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.

Wallach, Jeremy, Harris M. Berger, and Paul D. Greene, eds. Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music around the World.   Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.

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