John Troutman

John Troutman


Ph.D., History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004
M.A., American Indian Studies, The University of Arizona, 1997
B.A., Anthropology, Emory University, 1995

Research Specialties: 

History of American Music, U.S. Popular Culture, Native American and Indigenous Studies

Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition: 
  • W. Turrentine Jackson Prize Recipient, for Indian Blues, a Biennial Prize Presented by the Western History Association for a first book on any aspect of the American West.
Professional Affiliations: 
  • American Historical Association
  • National Council on Public History
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association


Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
Indian Blues: American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1879-1934. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009.