I am a music theorist interested in the ethics of music analysis, feminist and queer theory, Schenkerian analysis, and affective autoethnography. My dissertation, “Analysis as Ethics: Experiments with Music Loving,” explores analysis as a loving, ethical practice through the perspectives of feminist music theory and new materialisms. I am currently developing a project that brings together writings on queer animacies of the nonhuman and theories of musical agency.

My work on analytical ethics has been published in Music Theory Online. I have also presented my research at meetings of the Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Midwest, the American Musicological Society, and Feminist Theory and Music. My work has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan.



PhD in music theory, University of Michigan, 2019.

MA in music theory, McGill University, 2012.

Honours BMus in piano performance and music theory, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2010.


“Analysis as Ethics: Experiments with Music Loving.” PhD diss., University of Michigan, 2019.

“Rethinking Music Loving.” Music Theory Online 23, no. 2 (2017).


American Musicological Society

Society for Music Theory

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