Research Areas: Musicology
Taylor McClaskie is a fourth-year PhD candidate in musicology. Her work explores ideas of gender, sexuality, and the environment in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American music. Taylor is currently writing a dissertation on music and environmental activism in 1980s America.
Taylor has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences, including the American Musicology Society pre-conference hosted by the AMS Committee on Women and Gender and the LGBTQ Study Group. In the summer of 2019, Taylor was a CWRU Fellow at the Library of Congress.
Currently the student representative of the AMS Allegheny Chapter, Taylor has also served as the President of the CWRU Music Graduate Student Association, and has managed publicity and outreach for the Case musicology department. Additionally, she acted as editor of Music Research Forum, an internationally distributed music journal published by The University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music.
When Taylor is not doing musicology she is an assistant at the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections & Archives where she aids visiting researchers, works with Cleveland-based arts and performance collections, and writes blog posts highlighting Special Collection gems.