M.Mus. Royal Holloway, University of London; B.A. St John’s College (NM)
The primary focus of my research is the historiography of music and place in Habsburg Central Europe (esp. Bohemia and Moravia) during the last years of the monarchy and the interwar period. I am also interested more broadly in topics concerning music and place (including nationalism), the music of East-Central and Southeastern Europe, and the politics of musical modernism, both in early twentieth-century Central Europe and during the Cold War.
I am beginning work on a dissertation examining the significance of Janáček’s music in the Czech nationalization of Moravia. My “second book” topic concerns the political uses of traditional music in the popular music of late Yugoslavia.