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My name is Micaela Baranello. In August 2017 I will begin a tenure-track position as assistant professor of musicology at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Currently, I am McPherson/Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow in Musicology at Smith College and I spent the 2014-15 academic year 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.