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Faculty of Music


Alana Mailes is the Thole Research Fellow in Music at Trinity Hall.  Her research explores the role of early modern musical transculturation within broader histories of statecraft, espionage, commerce, confessionalism, and empire, with a focus on the music of Italy, Britain, and Ireland. Her publications have appeared in Early Music and Early Music History, and she was recently awarded the Paul and Andrew W. Mellon Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies for her doctoral thesis research. She holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from Harvard University, an MPhil in Music Studies from Clare College, Cambridge, and a BA in Music and Italian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also an enthusiastic performer of early music.