Elise Bonner

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Columbia University

Elise Bonner completed her Ph.D. in musicology at Princeton University in 2016. Her research focuses on eighteenth-century music, with an emphasis on music and aesthetics in the Russian Enlightenment and the political and intellectual history of opera at the court of Catherine the Great. Bonner’s research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Mellon Foundation, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the American Musicological Society. She has an essay on Russian theatrical politics and public opera forthcoming in Eighteenth-Century Music in Context.