McNellis, Rachel

Rachel McNellis is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology. She received her M.A. in musicology at The Catholic University of America in 2014. Her research examines relationships between music, visual art, and theology in late-medieval Europe. Specific interests include the Ars Subtilior and the music of Guillaume Du Fay.

Rachel has presented at national and international conferences and guest lectured at various institutions. Her recent and forthcoming publications include a catalogue entry in Myth and Mystique: Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain (Cleveland Museum of Art, 2016), a book chapter on Guillaume Du Fay in A Legacy of Hymnasts: Historical and Theological Introductions (Cascade Books, 2019), and thirteen entries in Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945 (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). In 2015, she was awarded a Medieval Academy of America / CARA (Committee on Centers and Regional Associations) Summer Scholarship to study medieval Latin at the MARCO Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.


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Research Areas: Musicology