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CCN Colloquium: "The Musical Imagination"


Elizabeth Margulis (Princeton University)

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis is a Professor at Princeton University, where she directs the Music Cognition Lab. Her research approaches music from the combined perspectives of music theory/musicology and cognitive science. Her book On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind (Oxford University Press) received the 2014 Wallace Berry Award from the Society for Music Theory, and the 2015 ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award. Her latest book The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press) was published in 2018 and has been translated into Spanish, Hungarian, Japanese, and is forthcoming in Chinese, Arabic, and Thai. Her co-edited book The Science-Music Borderlands: Reckoning with the Past and Imagining the Future came out this year with MIT Press. Projects on cross-cultural approaches to narrative perceptions of music, and on music and creativity, have been supported by successive grants from the National Science Foundation. She has been a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences as well as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar.


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