Bio


I 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 (2012) and A.B. in Music from the University of Chicago (2011).

My work demonstrates how cultural and material histories of climate and the environment shaped music, sound, and media cultures and their politics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with special attention to Germany and to global historiographies. My teaching and research investments more broadly encompass opera and theater studies; sound studies; media studies, especially media history and theory; the history, culture, and politics of climate, climate change, and the Anthropocene; posthumanism and new materialism; philosophies of technology; discourses of race, ethnicity, and alterity, including postcolonial and subaltern studies; and the history of ethics. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including European Romantic Review, The Cambridge Opera Journal, and The Opera Quarterly.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Thinking Matters

Honors & Awards


  • "Thinking Matters" Fellowship, Stanford University, Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (2018-2020)
  • Lewis Dissertation Fellowship (declined), Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund (2018-2019)
  • Ingolf Dahl Memorial Prize in Musicology, American Musicological Society Northern California and Pacific Southwest Chapters (2018)
  • Eugene K. Wolf Endowment Grant for European Research, American Musicological Society (2017-2018)
  • Jewish Studies Group Outstanding Scholarship Award (honorable mention), American Musicological Society (2017)
  • Alfred P. Lepawsky Dissertation Fellowship, UC Berkeley Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities (2016-2017)
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Prize, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism and European Romantic Review (2016)
  • Keitel-Palisca Grants, American Musicological Society (2015-2017)
  • John L. Simpson Memorial Research Fellowship in International and Comparative Studies, UC Berkeley Institute of International Studies (2015-2016)
  • Thurston Dart Research Grant, Royal Musical Association (2014)
  • Music & Letters Award, Oxford University Press (2012)
  • Edison Research Fellowship, British Library (2011-2012)
  • Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship, Beebe Fund for Musicians (2011-2012)
  • Leonard B. Meyer Thesis Prize, University of Chicago (2011)
  • David L. Fulton Award, University of Chicago (2009)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Music History (2018)
  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge, Music (2012)
  • B.A., University of Chicago, Music History (2011)

2018-19 Courses


All Publications


  • “Art and Climate" and the Atmospheric Politics of Wagnerian Theater Paige, K. The Opera Quarterly, Vol. 35/3. 2019
  • Richard Wagner's Political Ecology Paige, K. ProQuest Dissertation Database. 2018
  • “Wagnerian Climatic Fantasies: Sound, Space, and Breath" European Romantic Review Paige, K. 2017; 28 (3): 343-348
  • The Owl, the Nightingale and the Jew in the Thorn-bush: Relocating Anti-Semitism in Die Meistersinger CAMBRIDGE OPERA JOURNAL Grey, T., Paige, K. 2016; 28 (1): 1-35
  • “Book Review: David Trippett, Wagner’s Melodies" MLA Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Paige, K. 2014; 70 (4): 708-710