About the Director

Luisa Nardini

Professor of Musicology, The University of Texas, Austin

I am a musicologist with special interests in the chants used for the liturgy of the Church in medieval Europe. Although apparently remote in time, the Middle Ages allow to understand many aspects of modern societies and it is this perspective that I like to bring to the study and teaching of medieval music. Chant studies, in particular, allow to discuss issues of representation, gender, identity, religion, and aesthetics that still inform our musical experiences today. Beyond medieval chant, I am interested in the ways in which women express their musical creativity, as well as the theory and practice of digital humanities.

After earning a doctorate at the UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Roma, "La Sapienza," I moved to North America, where I held fellowships and academic positions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Toronto, Columbia University, and finally at The University of Texas, Austin, where I am an associate Professor in Musicology. You can read more about my research interests here.

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