My name is Micaela Baranello. I recently joined Smith College as McPherson/Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow in Musicology. During the 2014-15 academic year I taught at Swarthmore College as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. In June 2014 I received a PhD in musicology from Princeton University. My book-in-progress, The Operetta Empire, examines Viennese operetta and identity from 1900 to 1930; my research interests also include Richard Strauss, opera staging, Wagner, and Baroque opera. I am an occasional contributor to The New York Times‘s Sunday Arts & Leisure section, I also write a blog, and I have worked as a stage manager.