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Professor Suzanne Aspden

Roles and subjects

Fellow and Tutor in Music



Academic Background

DPhil (BA, MMus, Victoria University of Wellington)

Professor Suzanne Aspden is an Associate Professor in Music at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Music at Jesus College.

Suzanne took her DPhil in 1999 for a thesis entitled ‘Opera and Nationalism in mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain’. She then became a research fellow at Robinson College, University of Cambridge (1999-2002) and, after that, a lecturer in Music at the University of Southampton (2002-5). In 2002-3 she was the inaugural John Marshall and Marie Louise Osborn Fellow at the Beinecke Library, Yale University. She has also held visiting fellowships at the Huntington Library, the Houghton Library, Harvard University, and most recently, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She joined Jesus College in October 2005.

Undergraduate Teaching

Music History, Criticism and Aesthetics.

Research Interests

Eighteenth-Century Opera, Handel, Nationalism, Identity Politics.


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See also the Faculty of Music website.