My musicological research interests lie at the intersection of music and politics. Specifically, I investigate the ways in which totalitarian regimes appropriate musical repertories and performing bodies in order to uphold and legitimate their political ideologies. My current focus is on the use of musical resources during the Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China. Past work includes work on musical appropriations by the Nazi regime during Germany's Third Reich.
Recent scholarly activities include:
- Performer and panelist for round table discussion: Music and Nationalism: Engaging with Orff's Carmina Burana (Stanford University)
- Program notes for New Camerata Opera's The Count of Luxembourg and Other Tales: A Viennese Pastiche