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Assistant Professor

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University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1

Kimberly Francis is Assistant Professor of Music (CLA), specializing in music of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries, feminist musicology, and the intersections between trans-Atlantic and transnational systems of cultural transmission during the modernist era. She received her PhD in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010, writing on the professional partnership of Nadia Boulanger and Igor Stravinsky, work for which she received the Glen Haydon award. In 2008, the American Musicological Society awarded her the prestigious Paul A. Pisk Prize. Her research has been supported by grants from the American Association of University Women, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the American Musicological Society, and the Graduate School of UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr.Francis has recent or forthcoming articles in Musical Quarterly, Women and Music, the International Alliance of Women and Music Journal, the Revue de Musicologie and Music Theory Online. She will also be a contributing author to Patricia Hall’s forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship. Dr. Francis is currently developing a monograph on Nadia Boulanger’s relationship with Igor Stravinsky and his family as well as a translated edition of Boulanger and Stravinsky’s correspondence. Dr. Francis is delighted to join the faculty of the University of Guelph where she teaches both music history and music theory courses.