Episode 74 – The Roots and Routes of Michael Jackson

Abstract: In Episode 74, Karin and Elizabeth have Dr Tristan Cabello as their guest to discuss the essay The Roots & Routes of Michael Jackson published in 2012 by Sylvia J Martin. In this compelling episode they answer questions about identity, influence, if MJ was politically used and much more.


Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 74 – ‘The Roots & Routes of Michael Jackson’, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On An Academic Conversation 11, no. 1 (2023). Published electronically 21/11/2023. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-74-the-roots-and-routes-of-michael-jackson

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Episode 74– The Roots & Routes Of Michael Jackson
By Karin Merx, Elizabeth Amisu & guest Dr Tristan Cabello

Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A Festive Parade of Highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.

Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is the editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here.