Special fields: 18th- and 19th-century French and Italian opera, feminist criticism and gender studies, and French Romanticism. Her current research encompasses operatic masculinities, opera in the digital age, and divas and technology.
Publications: Mad Loves: Women and Music in Offenbach’s "Les Contes d’Hoffmann" (Princeton University Press, 2000) and has contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Rossini (Cambridge University Press, 2003); Women’s Voices Across Musical Worlds (Northeastern University Press, 2003); Berlioz: Past Present, Future (U of Rochester Press, 2003); Siren Songs (Princeton University Press, 2000). She contributed the annotated bibliography on "Women and Music" for the Oxford Bibliographies Online: Music (Oxford University Press, 2011). Articles and reviews in Cambridge Opera Journal, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of Musicological Research, repercussions, Opera Quarterly.