About

Alexander K. Rothe, Ph.D.

Alexander K. Rothe is a musicologist based in South Florida. Previously he was a Core Lecturer at Columbia University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology in 2015. His research interests are performance studies, Regieoper, Wagner studies, and new music and diversity. He is currently writing a book on afterlives of 1968, global politics, and stagings of Wagner’s Ring cycle in divided Germany.

Dr. Rothe served as a Lecturer of Musicology at Northern Arizona University (2019-20), Core Lecturer at Columbia University (2016-19), and a Graduate Instructor at Columbia University (2009-14). His research has been published in The Musical Quarterly and Current Musicology. He gave recent conference presentations at the German Studies Association Annual Conference in Portland in 2019, the inaugural symposium “YOST: Y/Why Opera/Studies Today” at Yale University in 2019, the international symposium “Bauhaus Beyond Borders: Exploring the Legacy in the 21st Century” at Northwestern University in 2019, and the 2019 Ring Seminar “New Insights into Wagner’s Ring Cycle” for the Wagner Society of New York. Dr. Rothe received research grants from the Fulbright Program and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). As an undergraduate at Northwestern University, he completed the five-year dual degree program, receiving a B.A. with honors in German and a B.M. with honors in Music Cognition.