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Alessandra Jones

Alessandra received her BA from Smith College in 2008 and her MA from Hunter College, City University of New York in 2014. Her dissertation explores the new critical paradigms that emerged for Italian opera in the years immediately following the upheavals of 1848, with a particular focus on how the intersection of opera, technology, and communications promulgated a contemporary Italian view of an immediately accessible, connected world. In 2017-2018 she is a Visiting Student Researcher at the University of Cambridge.

Research Interests: Nineteenth-century Italian opera (Rossini and Verdi), sound studies, history of emotions, affect theory, history of violence, history of science and technology, transnationalism (especially receptions of the Global South).

Email: alessandra.jones@berkeley.edu