Alexandra Kieffer

Assistant Professor of Musicology
1102 Alice Pratt Brown Hall

Alexandra Kieffer is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Rice University. She received her Ph.D. in music history from Yale University in 2014 and spent the 2014-2015 academic year as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University. Her current book project explores constructions of sensation, listening, and affect in early twentieth-century Debussyism in the context of emerging scientific discourses on the body, and her essays on Debussy reception and early twentieth-century French intellectual culture are forthcoming in 19th-Century Music and Music Theory Spectrum. Her research has been supported by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation and the American Musicological Society’s M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet fund.