My current book project examines the relationship between improvisation in music and in everyday life through a series of nested comparisons, including case studies on the music of Eric Dolphy, Norwegian free improvisers, Mr. K, and the Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock duo.
In addition to my work on improvisation, I also work in popular music studies, and among other projects, I am currently researching feminist affect in post-grunge American indie rock.
“Rancière and Improvisation: Reading Contingency in Music and
Politics,” in Rancière and Music, ed. Chris Stover, Patrick Nickleson, João Pedro Cachopo (Edinburgh University Press).
“Epistemology Series–Contingency and Everyday Improvisation“, Sound it Out with Rachel Elliott.