I am a doctoral candidate in historical musicology with a B.A. in history and music (Covenant College, Lookout Mtn, GA) and a M.Mus. in musicology (Louisiana State University).
My dissertation focuses on the environment of polyphony in mid-fifteenth century French-speaking Europe. I also have research interests in disability studies (especially Deaf culture) and sustainability studies. My essay, “Imagined Hearing: Music-Making in Deaf Culture,” appears in the Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies (forthcoming 2015). My essay, “A Theological Interpretation of Viriditas in Hildegard of Bingen and Gregory the Great,” also appears in the online journal, Portfolio, of the Musicology & Ethnomusicology Department at BU. I have presented papers at the annual meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Disability Studies, the Society for American Music, the International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, and the Medieval and Renaissance Music conference.