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. Contingent Encounters: Improvisation in Music and Everyday Life is under contract with the University of Michigan Press.
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).