Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself” (1855)
I love this Whitman quote because it speaks to the ways I consider myself a Renaissance woman, which is reflected in the variety of work I do and topics that interest me.
I am a freelance writer, editor, and independent scholar with a PhD in ethnomusicology (translation: the anthropology of music, or the study of music within its larger socio-cultural context).
I offer a few other professional services (presentations/talks, Spanish translation, etc.), which you can find out about by exploring this site. Thanks for visiting!
I earned my M.A. and Ph.D. in Music (Ethnomusicology) at the University of California, Berkeley in 2010. My undergraduate degree, a B.A. in Music, was completed at Barnard College and Columbia University.