Assistant Professor of Music
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Anthropology, Experimental Humanities, Music, Russian and Eurasian Studies
B.A., Barnard College; Ph.D., Columbia University; postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and University of Toronto. She has published on indigenous, folk, revival, and popular musics in Ukraine; ethnographic representation in the post-Soviet world; and the accordion and critical organology. Her multimedia public ethnomusicology project, “No Other Home: The Crimean Tatar Repatriates,” was published in Triple Canopy
and the Polish journal Pressje
, and was shown in museums in New York, Kyiv, and Bucharest. In 2011, she spearheaded the Chornobyl Songs Project, which culminated with multimedia performances in four cities; a Smithsonian Folkways recording will be released in April 2015. She has performed in a variety of musical genres as an accordionist, vocalist, and pianist. At Bard since 2014.