I’m a music theorist interested in the ethics of music analysis, feminist and queer theories, and experimental analytical writing. My dissertation, “Analysis as Ethics: Experiments with Music Loving,” explores the caring practices and harmful effects of analysis through the perspectives of feminist music theory and new materialisms. Interested in building disciplinary coalition otherwise, my more recent work reconsiders key music theoretical concepts, such as bodies, love, and musical agency, in dialogue with Black, Indigenous, and other minoritized perspectives.

My work has been published in Music Theory Online. I have also presented research at annual meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Canadian University Music Society, Feminist Theory and Music, Project Spectrum, the Society for Music Theory, and a number of regional music theory societies. Prior to teaching at the University of Oklahoma, I taught at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Virginia, and 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).

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