I am a music theorist and media scholar with broad research and teaching interests in music analysis, contemporary film and video game music, pop music, and the history of music theory. I received my Ph.D. from Harvard in 2017, and prior to beginning my current position at Gettysburg College, I taught courses in music theory and video game music at Tufts University. While in graduate school, I also spent several years as a graduate fellow at Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and was an editorial assistant for the Journal of the American Musicological Society from 2013-2016. My most recent essays and conference presentations have addressed chromatic harmony & theory (MTSMA 2018); arrangements and solo covers of pop songs on YouTube (in Musicology Now); Hans Keller’s method of Functional Analysis (forthcoming in Music Analysis); David Lewin’s methodology of analysis (Music Theory and Analysis, 2018); and the analysis of popular music on social media and news websites (Analitica: Rivista online di studi musicali, 2018). My current research projects include drafting my first book, entitled Recomposition in Music Theory; preliminary research for my second book project, Press Play on Tape: The Analog Sounds of Early Digital Games; and ongoing research and writing on chromatic harmony and on pop music & music theory in contemporary media.
Environmental media, environmental humanities, game studies, sound studies
early modern drama; theater history; performance studies; gender studies and feminist theory; sound studies; game studies.
Animal Studies, Ecocriticism, Posthumanism, Romanticism, Poetics, Pedagogy
Narrative theory, game studies, ethics, digital humanities, literacy theory, philosophy of mind, journalism, film studies, media studies, narrative design
Medieval Literature, Book History, Game Studies, Digital Humanities, Interaction Design
digital humanities, postcolonial literature and theory, and trauma studies, narrative theory, game studies
I am the Librarian for Digital Collections and Scholarship at UCLA’s Digital Library Program interested in digital libraries; digital and analog approaches to bibliography, book history, and archival studies; digital scholarly editing; and translation.
Creative writing pedagogy, digital pedagogy, games studies and game-based learning. Co-editing a collection “Creative Writing in the Digital Age” due to be published by Bloomsbury in March 2015.