Ellen Lockhart has recently finished a PhD in Musicology at Cornell University. Her dissertation, entitled "Moving Statues: The Rise and Fall of Pygmalion, 1770-1815," charted the development of an aesthetic of animation within opera, dance, and music theory on the Italian peninsula. This research has been published in the form of articles in Eighteenth-Century Music and the Cambridge Opera Journal. While at Cornell, Ellen organized a conference on musical travels and the eighteenth-century musicologist Charles Burney, which featured a complete staging of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's opera The Cunning Man (arr. Burney). Her critical edition of Donizetti's Betly for Ricordi was published by Recordi in 2011, and she is currently reconstructing an early version of Puccini's La fanciulla del West for a 2012 performance conducted by Riccardo Chailly (with a complete critical edition to follow). Ellen recently completed a DAAD Fellowship on "Media (Theory), Performance (Theory), and Mise-en-Scene," led by David Levin at the University of Chicago. At Princeton, she will study theories of operatic media and performance in the first half of the nineteenth century, and lead seminars on editing opera (with Wendy Heller) and French and Italian opera industries of the eighteenth century. Ellen is also the Resident Faculty Fellow of Butler College at Princeton.