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Dr. Kate McQuiston

Professor of Music

Kate McQuiston’s main research area is music in film, with foci on directorial and compositional style, the use of preexisting music, the concept of originality, and music in biopics.

She is the author of Music and Sound in the Worlds of Michel Gondry (Routledge, 2020) and “We’ll Meet Again”: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick (Oxford University Press, 2013). She has also recently published in Literature/Film Quarterly, the Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound, the Journal of the Society for American Music, and Music and the Moving Image.

Dr. McQuiston has recently been an invited speaker at the San Francisco Symphony and she presents her work regularly at conferences and universities in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, London, Leiden, Seoul, Tokyo, and Auckland. She earned her MA and PhD at Columbia University.