I am the project manager of the “Humanities in American Life
” initiative for the Federation of State Humanities Councils
and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies for Arts and Sciences at New York University. As a scholar, I study how music shapes narrative temporalities in twentieth-century literature stretching from E. M. Forster’s 1907 The Longest Journey to Robert Ashley’s 2011 opera-novel Quicksand. As a post-doctoral fellow at Rice University in 2019, I organized the first performance of John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit
, an environmental work scored for between 9 and 99 percussionists, to feature a landscape installation created specifically for the piece.
As an arts critic, I have published articles on opera, Classical music, dance, visual art, and film for Houstonia Magazine, Houston Chronicle, Bachtrack, ArtsJournal, Arts + Culture Texas Magazine, and the Washington Classical Review. I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in English from Rice University and degrees in music and English from the University of Idaho.