Gayle Murchison is Associate Professor of Music at William and Mary.  Her most recent publications include book chapters on Nadia Boulanger in the US,  music in Harriet Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Woman, and Mary Lou Williams’s Girl Stars. She is the author of The American Musical Stravinsky: The Style and Aesthetic of Copland’s New American Music, the Early Works, 1921-1938 (The University of Michigan Press, 2012).  Her research interests focus on African American and Global African diasporic music ranging from Mary Lou Williams, William Grant Still,  and the music of social and cultural movements (such as the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Movements, and, the music of Zap Mama and Afro-European studies). She served as editor of Black Music Research Journal 2014-2019. She has recently been appointed as co-editor of the international journal, Jazz Perspectives. The recipient of a British Academy Visiting Professorship, Murchison is currently authoring a book on Mary Lou Williams in Europe, 1952-1954.