about

I’m a writer, editor, researcher, and historian based in Los Angeles. I write and teach about the history of popular music, music industries, performance, gender, and culture. My particular area of expertise is singers and singing: I’m interested in how people learn to sing, what the sounds of singers voices have meant to listeners across historical periods, and how singing is connected to the way that people understand race and gender.

My writing has appeared in Hippo Reads, The Toast, the Oxford University Press Blog, American Music Review, and other publications. When I’m not writing, I teach classes and workshops on music, gender, and writing for UCLA’s Music Industry Program and UCLA Extension’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.