My published research addresses the aesthetics and politics of revivals in both American and South Asian music, and appears in Ethnomusicology, American Music, Asian Music, Bhabanagara, No Depression, and edited volumes for Illinois University Press. My current book project is an ethnographic case study within my community of vernacular string musicians exploring what inspires, motivates, and sustains lifelong creative practice.

I received my PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and have taught at Warren Wilson College since 2019, where I am Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Program. I teach many types of classes at WWC, from seminars and appreciation courses to theory, banjo lessons, and bluegrass ensemble. Here is my C.V.