MemberKendra Leonard

…Silent Film Sound & Music Archive…
… Press, 2007.


Scholarly Editions

The Art Songs of Louise Talma, CMS Sourcebooks in American Music series, Routledge, 2017.


Digital Humanities Projects

Director, The Silent Film Sound and Music Archive (, 2013-Present.


Edited Collections

Contributing editor, Buffy, Ballads, and Bad Guys Who Sing: Music in the Worlds of Joss Whedon, Scarecrow…

Kendra Preston Leonard is a music scholar whose work focuses on women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and music and screen history, particularly music and adaptations of Shakespeare; and a librettist and poet. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Silent Film Sound and Music Archive ( and the founder and manager of Shakespeare in Early Film (

MemberJulie Beth Napolin

I teach modernism, sound studies, and film & media at the New School. I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, working on a project titled, “The Sound of Yoknapatawpha: An Acoustic Ecology.” I am particularly interested in the history of sound technology, its entanglements with race, and what these can tell us about the novel as form.

MemberAlbertine Fox

I am a Lecturer in French Film at the University of Bristol. I am currently working on a book project that explores ‘listening spaces’ in contemporary French and Francophone documentaries, with a focus on the documentary convention of the filmed interview. Part of this project is particularly concerned with works by the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman. Other research interests that dovetail with this project include sound studies, musicology and listening, queer studies, and feminist queer theory and intersectionality. My first monograph Godard and Sound: Acoustic Innovation in the Late Films of Jean-Luc Godard was published by I.B.Tauris in 2017 and explores the relationship of sound to vision in cinema and in turn our relationship as spectators with the audiovisual in a selection of post-1979 films by Jean-Luc Godard.

MemberSarah Louden

I currently teach music theory at New York University Steinhardt. I completed my PhD in music theory at the University of Buffalo SUNY in 2018, with a dissertation entitled “Cross-Sensory Perception in Music and Visual Media: A Neuro-Cognitive Approach to Cross-Domain Mapping in Multimedia.” My research looks at the intersection between multisensory perception and music. I’m interested in how different types of sensory information (sight, touch, smell, and even taste) influence the way we hear sound, and how sound influences our perception of other senses. I explore ways of applying research in cognitive neuroscience and psychology to music analysis, composition, performance, pedagogy, and music technology.

MemberGenevieve Yue

Genevieve Yue is Assistant Professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College, The New School. She is the current holder of the Eugene M. Lang Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. In 2012 she received her Ph.D. in the Critical Studies program at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Macalester College from 2010-2012. In spring 2016, she was a Humanities Center fellow at the University of Rochester. She is a co-editor of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, and her essays and criticism have appeared in October, Grey Room, Social Text, The Times Literary Supplement, Cinema Scope,, Art-Agenda, Reverse Shot, Film Comment, and Film Quarterly. She is an independent programmer of experimental films and documentary, and co-programmed, with Chris Stults, the fall 2016 Flaherty NYC series “Wild Sounds” at Anthology Film Archives. Her current projects include two books: the first is China Girls: Film, Feminism, and the Material Image, about gender and filmic materiality, and the second is a cultural and technical history of the blurred image.

MemberJoao Silva

I am a musicologist whose current research focuses on popular entertainment and music in Portugal. I am especially interested in the ways a mass leisure culture was created and linked to the idea of both nation and cosmopolitanism. The way technologies such as recorded sound and film interacted with the urban auditory landscape under the sway of modernity is also an important part of my work, which studies how boundaries between the stage, the city’s streets and the home were crossed by an ever-changing musical repertoire. Theatrical songs, urban popular music, traditional music, film music and dancing music were commodifiend and became part of Lisbon’s everyday life, revealing a constant negotiation between local, regional, and transnational styles.

MemberJonathan Godsall

I am primarily a musicologist, with overlapping research interests in music and screen media, musical borrowing and intertextuality, and musical reception. I also perform as a drummer and percussionist in various contexts. My PhD was awarded by the University of Bristol in 2014. My research on screen-music topics is published and forthcoming in journals and edited books, as well as in my monograph, Reeled In: Pre-existing Music in Narrative Film (Routledge, 2019). In 2020, I co-organized the conference ‘Hidden Figures of Screen Music and Sound’. I have taught music at City (University of London), Keele University, Oxford Brookes University, Plymouth University, the Royal College of Music, Royal Holloway (University of London), the University of Bristol, and the University of Cambridge. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

MemberAgata Lulkowska

Interdisciplinary researcher, photographer and filmmaker. Agata Lulkowska holds a practice-based PhD in film and Latin American studies from Birkbeck, University of London. Her research focuses on the politics of visual representation among the Arhuaco community from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. She used collaborative filmmaking as a method. Lulkowska also holds Master’s Degree in Film and Media Studies at Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, unfinished MA in Film Direction at Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, and a First Class Honours degree in Digital Media Arts at London South Bank University. Alongside her research work, she actively exhibits her visual work in wide international circles such as Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Bologna. Lulkowska’s research addresses questions of representation, otherness, and intercultural communication. She is particularly interested in the way film and video circulate in international circles, and how the aspect of communication transcends the cultural barriers. She lived and worked on three different continents, and she is trilingual.