Elizabeth Tolbert has earned a BM from Florida State University, an MM from University of Colorado, Boulder, and a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Tolbert's awards include Mellon Fellowship, Fulbright grant for study in Finland, NEH fellowship, and ACLS grant. Her recent publications have appeared in Embodied Voices (Cambridge University Press), World of Music, Notes, Ethnomusicology, and Yearbook for Traditional Music. Dr. Tolbert has formerly served as faculty at New York University, UCLA, and Northwestern University. Dr. Tolbert's research interests in ethnomusicology include intercultural approaches to aesthetics, music theory, gender, ritual, and music cognition.