Jonathan Leal

J. Leal—2014


Jonathan Leal is an essayist, musician, and critic navigating the borderlands of sounds and sentences. A native of the Rio Grande Valley, he received a BA and MA in English from the University of North Texas while also working as a percussion performer and music educator; he is now a doctoral student in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University where he focuses on harmonies and dissonances between minority literatures, popular musics, and urban soundscapes in the Américas. Follow his quips and quandaries via Twitter: @jonathanjleal.