I am very interested in political sponsorship of the arts, and in situations where musical practice is co-opted or adapted for political ends. Currently, I am engaged in writing a musical history of the island of Mauritius in the southern Indian Ocean. Some of my other research interests that I am presently pursuing or have pursued in the recent past include:
- Reformation hymnody
- 16th-century Anglo-French motet manuscripts
- 17th-century Roman sacred opera
- Nationalism in French opéra comique during the July Monarchy (1830-1848)
- American Musical Theatre (especially P.G. Wodehouse and racism in the theatre)
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