I’m a historian with a background in Music (BA, Emory U.) Musicology (MA, NYU) and Theater Studies (PhD, Univ. Sorbonne-Nouvelle-Paris 3). I work on cultural histories of listening and sound media (19th - 21st centuries). Notably, I’ve examined the impact of early sound reproduction technologies (théâtrophone, phonograph, telephone) on French theater, and the resulting articulations of new sensory practices in the late 19th century. My collaboration with the Sonic Skills Project at Maastricht University allowed me to turn to medical history: examining how doctors learn and apply sonic techniques (auscultation) and listening tools (stethoscope) in their profession. I continue to work on sensory approaches as a means for investigating knowledge production and sharing across disciplinary boundaries of the arts and sciences. My pursuit of the audible is also driven by an interest in understanding non-visual ways of knowing and identifying traces of multi-sensorial experience in artistic creation and reception. I'm interested in moving into practice-based and alternative forms of research dissemination.
Currently, I'm a postdoc researcher in the French National Research Agency project ECHO [ECrire l’Histoire de l’Oralité], at the CNRS research centre THALIM in Paris, France.
I'm also Book Reviews Editor of the Senses and Society peer-reviewed journal: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/journal/the-senses-and-society/
I’ve held research posts at the French National Library, the National Institute for the History of Art, the Univ. Sorbonne Panthéon-Paris I, and the EHESS in Paris.