Education: Ph. D. in music theory, Princeton University. M. Litt. in Philosophy, Oxford University.
Research interests: Theory and analysis, gender and sexuality, popular music, aesthetics, dramatic and narrative aspects of instrumental music.
Recent publications include "Narrative, Drama, and Emotion in Instrumental Music," in Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55/3 (1997); "Concepts of Musical Unity," in Cook and Everist, Rethinking Music (1999); "Musical Performance as Analytical Communication," in Gaskell and Kemal, Performance and Authenticity in the Arts (1999); "Criticism: General Introduction" and "Narratology, narrativity," in New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; "Learning from 'Occasional' Writing," in repercussions 6/2 (2001); "Glamour and Evasion: The Fabulous Ambivalence of the Pet Shop Boys," in Popular Music 20/3 (2001). Forthcoming: "Sexual and Musical Categories"; "The Disciplined Subject of Musical Analysis." Visiting Fellow in Music and Popular Music, University of Liverpool, 2002. AMS Council, 1997-2000. Secretary of Program Committee, Feminist Theory and Music 5 (London, 1999). Co-director, and co-chair of program committee, Feminist Theory and Music 4 (Charlottesville, 1997). Program Committee, AMS, 1997. Program Committee, SMT, 1995. Founding member of editorial board, Women and Music, 1994-, and reviews editor, 1997-. Member-at-large, Executive Board of SMT, 1994-97. NEH Fellowship, 1992-93.