About Me

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Duke University who studies the history of the voice. My in-progress dissertation discusses developments in vocal technique and aesthetics in Europe from roughly 1825 to 1850, focusing on the history and invention of the voice as metaphor for the liberal political self, as well as shifting gender norms and expectations around new methods of vocalization in opera singing. Prior to coming to Duke, I studied music and comparative literature (with a focus in literary translation) at Brown University as an undergraduate.

Photo: April Carter.