Before coming to Columbia, Grant Woods received a Bachelor of Musical Arts from DePauw University (Honors with Distinction, summa cum laude) with minors in History and European Studies. His research broadly explores issues of power and identity in music, with particular focus on exoticism/Orientalism and music in the British Empire. He is also interested in other intersections in European history between musics of the colonizer and the colonized, as well as the first British folk revival, film music, propaganda, and music and cultural memory. In his spare time, Grant is a saxophonist and avid runner.
PhD Student in Historical Musicology