Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, University of California at Santa Barbara , M.M. in Voice, University of California at Santa Barbara, M.A. in Ethnomusicology, Tufts University, B.A. in Music, Michigan State University
Forthcoming: “The Etic Voice: An Ethnomusicological Perspective on Voice Research in Turkish Secular and Sacred Practices.” In Essays on Singing. Scott McCoy, ed.
Forthcoming: “Robot Imams! Standardizing, Centralizing, and Debating the Voice of Islam in Millennial Turkey.” The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies. Nina Eidsheim and Katherine Meizel, eds. New York: Oxford University Press.
“Some Meanings of the Islamic Call to Prayer: A Combined Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Some Turkish Narratives” (co-authored with Sandra B. McPherson, Robert Bouchard, and Robert Heath Meeks). Narrative Matters 2014: Narrative Knowing/Récit et
“The Turkish Beautiful Voice: Acoustic Traits of Preferred Muezzins’ Voices in Istanbul, Turkey.” On Local vs. Universal: MusicCult’ 14 Music and Cultural Studies Proceedings. Ayşe Güngör and Efe Duyan, eds. Istanbul: DAKAM Publishing, 2014.
“Political History and Embodied Identity Discourse in the Turkish Call to Prayer.” Music and Politics 5.1 (2011). 1-20.
• “Vocal Timbre in Islamic Calls to Prayer across Cultures.” Spectral World Musics. Robert Reigle and Paul Whitehead, eds. Istanbul: Pan Publishing, 2008. 167-187.
• “The Turkish Call to Prayer: Correlating the Acoustic Details of Vocal Timbre with Cultural Phenomena.” The electronic conference proceedings of the Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology in Montreal, Canada, 2005: http://www.oicm.umontreal.
Fulbright-Hays (2006), American Research Institute in Turkey (2007), Institute of Turkish Studies (2003), The University of California at Santa Barbara (2003, 2009), FLAS (2001-2004)
Case Western Reserve University UCITE Learning Fellow (2011-12)
Holocaust Humanitarian Award, Kol Israel Foundation (1990)
Carl F. Wittke Nominee for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Case Western Reserve University (2010)
Co-Founder, Society for Ethnomusicology Voice Studies Special Interest Group (2012)
Co-Chair, Society for Ethnomusicology Niagara Chapter (2017-present)