Bio


I 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.

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)

2020-21 Courses


All Publications


  • On the Politics of Performing Wagner Outdoors: Open-Air Opera, Gesamtkunstwerk, and the Third Reich’s ‘Forest Opera,’ 1933-1945 Journal of the Royal Musical Association Paige, K. 2021
  • Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music (Book Review) JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY Book Review Authored by: Paige, K. 2020; 73 (2): 405–10
  • "Art and Climate" and the Atmospheric Politics of Wagnerian Theater OPERA QUARTERLY Paige, K. 2020; 35 (3): 147–78

    View details for DOI 10.1093/oq/kbz019

    View details for Web of Science ID 000562478200001

  • Review: Holly Watkins, "Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music" Journal of the American Musicological Society Paige, K. 2020; 73 (2): 405-410
  • “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