Service & Public Works

Popular Press

Co-author with Paul M. Renfro. Vectors of Vulnerability. Monthly Review. May 20, 2020.

Part of VICE documentary on U.S. Air Guitar Championships. Winter 2019.

Co-author with Paul M. Renfro. “Why Dismissing President Trump as Mad or Ill is a Big Mistake.” Washington Post. October 4, 2019.

Featured in Public Radio International’s The World.

Interviewed about air guitar research on live broadcast of Top of Mind with Julie Rose.

Interviewed and featured in Smithsonian Magazine in “An Electrifying History of Air Guitar.”

Wrote “How Air Guitar Became a Serious Sport.” Published in The Conversation on April 29, 2019 (republished by BBC, Quartz, Chicago Tribune, Democrat Herald, etc.).

Presenter at Brown University’s Research Matters. April 2019.

Curator of “Spectacular Listening: U.S. Air Guitar.” Exhibit in Orwig Music Library. Brown University. February to April 2019.

Featured in Society for Ethnomusicology podcast episode titled “Embodying Air Guitar.”

Host of Panel Discussion called Karaoke: Global Technology, Local Practice Spring 2017.
Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson University

Interviewed and featured in Boston Globe in “Air Guitar: From Elaborate Lark to Utopian Gesture.”



Faculty Mentor for Undergraduates. Northeastern University. 2019-2020.

Sight and Sound Subvention Committee for Society for American Music. 2019-2023.

U.S. Air Guitar Championships Judge at Exit/In in Nashville, Tennessee. 2019.

Boston Regional Air Guitar Competition Judge at the Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2019.

Curator of Spectacular Listening: U.S. Air Guitar. Exhibit in Orwig Music Library at Brown University. 2019.

Co-Taught Pop Music Spirituality, Continuing Education Course for the Spirituality & Practice Organization. January to February 2019.

Video Streaming Volunteer at the Society for Ethnomusicology Conference in Albuquerque. Fall 2018.

Union Organizer and Representative for Department of Music Graduate Students. Fall 2018.

International Graduate Student Orientation Peer Mentor. Fall 2018.

Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan for Music Department. Fall 2017.

Graduate Student Liaison to Sheridan Center for Music Department. 2014-2016.

Guest Curator for Karaoke: Asia’s Global Sensation Gallery Exhibit. 2017. Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson University.

Music Department Colloquium Series Co-Organizer with Violet Cavicchi. Featured speakers: Michael Silvers, Harmony Bench, Ellen Gray, Will Cheng, Sydney Hutchinson, Andrew Mall, and Matt Sakakeeny. 2015-2016.