Lindsay J. Wright

Lindsay Wright
Humanities Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.Ed., Eastern University; Ph.D., University of Chicago


Lindsay J. Wright is a music educator and a scholar of musicology and education. Her research interests include critical pedagogy, performance studies, disability studies, African American history, and American musical traditions of the past two centuries. Her dissertation, “Discourses of Musical Talent in American Culture,” which received a fellowship from the National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation, argues that the concept of musical talent has been used to perpetuate systems of racial and socioeconomic privilege. Dr. Wright has worked as an instrumental music teacher in public schools and as a private and group violin instructor in various other contexts. In 2013, she co-founded the South Side Suzuki, a cooperatively-run music school offering string instrument instruction, and has been a conductor for the Hyde Park Youth Symphony since 2015. She has also served as an education researcher with CPS teachers and arts partners through Ingenuity, a Chicago-based arts education advocacy and research organization.