Jessica A. Schwartz received her Ph.D. from NYU in 2012. She is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Music Department at Columbia University. She is working on a book manuscript, Radiation Sounds: Marshallese Music and Nuclear Silences, which analyzes the sonic evidence of the US nuclear weapons testing program in the Marshall Islands (RMI) that occurred between 1946 and 1958. The monograph is drawn from her doctoral dissertation, “Resonances of the Atomic Age: Hearing the Nuclear Legacy in the United States and the Marshall Islands (1945–2010)” as well as more recent ethnographic work with Marshallese diasporic communities living in northwest Arkansas, where one-tenth of the entire Marshallese population resides, and archival work on 19th century American missionaries’ musical pedagogy in Micronesia. She maintains an active secondary interest in punk music and gender. She has published articles in Women and Music and Music and Politics and has presented recent work at international, national, and regional conferences.