Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
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Fellow and Lecturer
BioI am currently a Post-doctoral Fellow (THINK Fellow) and Lecturer at Stanford University's "Thinking Matters" Program. I received my Ph.D. in Music History and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018, where I held the Alfred Lepawsky Fellowship at Berkeley's Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities. I earned my M.Phil. in Music from the University of Cambridge in 2012, and my A.B. in Music History and Theory from the University of Chicago in 2011.
Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century German-speaking Europe and its broader transnational and global cultural exchanges, my work observes how scientific—particularly, environmental—knowledge reshaped musical practices and aural cultures, from the design of instruments and performance spaces to musical techniques, listening practices, and aural technologies. I maintain a strong secondary interest in public musicology, particularly in how musicology and musical institutions can address the climate crisis and its humanitarian impacts. My work has appeared in journals including the Cambridge Opera Journal, The Opera Quarterly, The Wagner Journal, the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, and the Journal of the American Musicological Society. I am currently guest-editing and contributing work to a special issue of 19th-c. Music by invitation of the Editorial Board ("Music and the Invention of Environment"), and am writing a book entitled "Richard Wagner's Political Ecology." I have presented my work at national and international conferences, and have most recently been invited to speak at symposia at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, Brown University, and the University of Cambridge.
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSpecialisation: world cinema; documentary film; post-war visual cultures; East and Southeast Asian studies; propaganda; media, technology and society; critical theory; postcolonialism
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSPECIALIZATION: Liberal Arts Education; Art Versus Commerce; Literacy Narratives; Public Schools; Social/Racial Justice; Consumer Culture; Music & Film; Technology & Learning; Public Policy
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSPECIALIZATION: Writing Across the Curriculum; Writing In the Disciplines; Tutoring Pedagogy; Rhetoric of Children's Culture; 18th-Century Studies
PWR Advanced Lecturer
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSPECIALIZATION: Facilitation and Mobilization of Social Movements in the Digital and Public Spheres; Communication of Community-Led Responses to Climate Change; the Role and Impact of Scholar Activism; Participatory Research; Rhetoric of Sustainability and Resiliency; Rhetoric of Global and Local Development