Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

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  • Kirsten Paige

    Kirsten Paige


    BioI am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, where I lead undergraduate courses in music and the humanities. At Stanford, I am also affiliated with the Woods Institute for the Environment. I previously taught at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of California, Berkeley, where I completed my Ph.D. in Music History and Literature in 2018. Before coming to Berkeley, I earned an M.Phil. in Music from the University of Cambridge and A.B. in Music from the University of Chicago.

    In my work, I aim to generate timely, new ecological conversations in music and sound studies, especially around how music, sound, and media participate in political and material ecologies, sensory orders, and systems of knowledge production under the Anthropocene. Focusing on the global nineteenth and twentieth centuries, my work demonstrates how cultural, material, and political histories of science—especially environment and climate—shaped philosophies of sound, music, and media, with special attention to Germany and to global historiographies. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including The Cambridge Opera Journal, The Opera Quarterly, The Journal of the American Musicological Society, and The Journal of the Royal Musical Association. I am currently editing a special issue of 19th-Century Music, at the invitation of the Editorial Board, based around my essay, "Tectonic Microphonics."

    My book project—"Richard Wagner’s Political Ecology: Sound, Environment, and the History of Deep Media" (proposal in preparation for The University of Chicago Press)—explores the influence of nineteenth-century discourses of climate on Richard Wagner’s radical conceptualization of sound and spectacle in atmospheric terms, and the impact of those claims on the history of media theory.

  • Eldon Pei

    Eldon Pei


    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

  • John Peterson

    John Peterson

    Advanced Lecturer

    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

  • Sarah Pittock

    Sarah Pittock

    Advanced Lecturer

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSPECIALIZATION: Writing Across the Curriculum; Writing In the Disciplines; Tutoring Pedagogy; Rhetoric of Children's Culture; 18th-Century Studies

  • Emily Polk

    Emily Polk

    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