Austin McCabe Juhnke

Lecturer
Musicology

Austin McCabe Juhnke is a lecturer in musicology in the Ohio State School of Music, where he completed his PhD in 2018. His research and teaching interests include comparative race and ethnicity, music as religious experience, sound studies, music and identity politics, and historical ethnomusicology. McCabe Juhnke’s recent research focuses on religious and ethnic pluralism in the Mennonite Church during the 1960s and ’70s. Combining oral history, ethnography and archival methods, his work uncovers interplay between white, black and Latina/o Mennonite musical identities and models an intersectional framework for understanding music in American religious life. McCabe Juhnke’s research has been supported by grants from the Mennonite Historical Society and the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State. He has presented his work at regional and national conferences in ethnomusicology and historical musicology. McCabe Juhnke teaches on topics ranging from rock ’n’ roll to Western art music, and he is interested in the ways music provides a pedagogical entry point into social and cultural critique.

Areas of Expertise
  • Musicology
  • Ethnomusicology
Education
  • PhD, The Ohio State University, 2018
  • BA, Bethel College (KS), 2011