Jamie Reuland holds a B.A. from Dickinson College and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. Her work centers on the intellectual, political, and social history of music in the medieval Mediterranean, and on the intersections between musical texts, oral culture, and spirituality in the later Middle Ages.
She is currently writing a book that explores music as a mode of political and legal action in Venice’s late-medieval empire. An article titled “Voicing the Doge’s Sacred Image” is forthcoming in the Journal of Musicology. Her second book will examine the place of music in medieval image theory, and the ways in which musical practice informed and also challenged theological debates about the veneration of miraculous images.
Reuland has received awards and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Medieval Academy of America.
At present, Reuland is a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University (2014-15), where she teaches a survey on medieval and Renaissance music, and a seminar on music and the art of memory in the Middle Ages. She will join Princeton’s Department of Music as an assistant professor in 2015.