Emily Abrams Ansari

Emily Abrams Ansari is an Assistant Professor of Music History at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Her research considers national identity, politics, and music in the United States, particularly during the Cold War, and she has published articles on this topic in a number of scholarly journals. She is also at work on a book titled Americanism in a New Key: Nationalist Composers and the Cold War, which assesses the impact of the Cold War on American musical nationalism and its leading protagonists, including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and others. She is also interested in the politics of race, and her recent article for the journal American Music about the African American composer Ulysses Kay’s 1976 slavery opera Jubilee won the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Prize. Website: www.emilyabramsansari.ca