Associate Professor of Music
- Ph.D. 1997, University of Texas at Austin
- M.Mus. 1988, University of Texas at Austin
- B.Mus. 1982, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
Meintjes, L. Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. (Monograph)
Meintjes, L. Sound of Africa!: Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio. Duke University Press, January 2003.
Meintjes, L, Meintjes, L, Ochoa, AM, Porcello, T, and Samuels, DW. "Ethnomusicology." Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. Ed. J Jackson. Oxford University Press, 2012.
Meintjes, L. "The Recording Studio as Fetish." The Sound Studies Reader. Ed. J Sterne. Routledge, 2012.
Meintjes, L. "The Politics of the Recording Studio: A Case Study from South Africa." The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music. Ed. N Cook, E Clarke, D Leech-Wilkinson, and J Rink. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Meintjes, L. ""Reaching Overseas: South African Sound Engineers, Technology and Tradition"." Wired for Sound: Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures. Ed. P Greene and T Porcello. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2004. 23-48.
Meintjes, L. "Entries on DownTown Studios and EMI(South Africa)." Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume One: Media, Culture and the Industry. Ed. Shepherd and Laing. Cassell: London, 2002.
Meintjes, L. ""Hugh Masekela", and "Abdullah Ibrahim"." The New Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 2001.
Meintjes, L. ""John Lindemann" and "West Nkosi"." The Rough Guide to World Music. Ed. EEA Broughton. The Rough Guides: London, 1994.
Meintjes, L. "The World of South African Music: A Reader edited by C. Lucia (Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005)." Journal of Southern African Studies 34 (2008): 234-236. (Academic Article)
Meintjes, L. "Representing African Music: Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions by Kofi Agawu (Routledge, 2003)." Journal of the American Musicological Society 59 (2007): 769-777. (Academic Article)
Meintjes, L. "Dispare al Sargento, Derrumbe la Montaña: La Producción de la Masculinidad por medio del canto y baile Zulú "Ngoma" en la Suráfrica Post-Apartheid." Trans. S Cruz and AM Ochoa Gautier. Trans: Revista Transcultural de Música/Transcultural Music Review 10 (2006).
Meintjes, L. "O sentimento da política: produzindo ‘zuluidade’ em um estúdio de gravação sul-africano. [The Feeling of Politics: Producing Zuluness in a South African Studio.]." Debates 8 (2005): 78-92. (Academic Article)
Meintjes, L. "Shoot the Sergeant, Shatter the Mountain: The production of masculinity in Zulu Ngoma Song and Dance in post Apartheid South Africa." Ethnomusicology Forum 13.2 (2004): 173-201. (Academic Article)
Meintjes, L. ""Heritage and Politics: An Ethnomusicological Perspective on Nation Building and Construction of the Past"." (May 2003). (Academic Article)
Meintjes, L. "In the time of Cannibals: The word music of South Africa's Basotho migrants - Coplan,DB." AMERICAN ETHNOLOGIST 23.3 (August 1996): 648-648. Full Text
Meintjes, L. "Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville by C. Ballantine (Ravan Press, 1993)." Popular Music 15 (1996): 245-247. (Academic Article)
Oswenka: Zulu swankers’ dress competition. Curator. (2004)
A collaborative sound-sight exhibition featuring the photography of TJ Lemon with a sound installation by John Bower using the field recordings of Louise Meintjes. Collaboration co-ordinated by Louise Meintjes. John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University.
Finalist, best research in recorded popular music, for Sound of Africa! Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio (Duke University Press, 2003).. Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards of Excellence . 2004