Matthew J. Jones

Contact Information

photo of Matthew Jones222-A Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-3252


Visiting Assistant Professor
Global and Intercultural Studies (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)


PhD, University of Virginia
MA, University of Georgia


Dr. Jones' teaching includes WGS 201-Introduction to Women's Studies as well as WGS 301-Women and Difference: Intersections of Race, Class, and Sexuality. He has also taught courses on race, gender, and sexuality in music video; HIV/AIDS, Media, and Representation; and LGBTQ Studies.


Matthew Jones' work focuses on contemporary popular music and issues of gender and sexuality, especially queerness and music. He is currently at work on a book project about music, social justice, and HIV/AIDS activism that chronicles the life and works of Ohio-born activist and songwriter, Michael Callen (1955-1993). His work has appeared (or will appear this year) in The Journal of Popular Music Studies, The Journal of the Society for American Music, and Women & Music. Dr. Jones' next project looks at what he calls "disability virtuosity" in the guitar style of Joni Mitchell.

Other Activities

When he's not teaching, writing, and researching, Dr. Jones loves to cook, travel, take in all the theater and film that he can, shop for vintage furniture, play piano, guitar, sing, write songs, and spend time binge watching cooking shows with his cat, Joan Clawford.