I am a musicologist and historian and an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the history department at the University of Southern California. In May 2012 I finished my PhD in music at Harvard, but before that I was training to be a classical violist (I went to Oberlin and Juilliard, which really couldn’t be more different from each other), and for a while I performed experimental and avant-garde music in New York. In graduate school I took a sharp turn into the world of early American music, and now I work on musical transatlanticism, the musical lives of women and minorities, and the intellectual history of music in the 17th and 18th centuries. I’ve written a few essays–you can see them in the William and Mary Quarterly (Oct. 2012), the Journal of the American Musicological Society (Fall 2012), and Common-Place (Jan. 2013). I’m also in the initial stages of my first book, which examines the impact of transnational musical influences on American national identity in the Early Republic.