I am currently pursuing doctoral studies in musicology at Stanford University. My 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. In my Master's thesis, I investigated how the bureaucratic structure of Germany's National Socialist regime influenced Nazi construction of an aesthetic regime. Other recent work includes further research 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