An avid writer and researcher, she often gravitates towards topics that address music and popular media or music and literature. She has written two books: Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The Music in His Films (Scarecrow Press, 2013) and Experiencing: Chopin (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017), and has recently edited the Irwell Edition of Anthony Burgess’s This Man and Music (Manchester University Press, 2020). She has presented papers in the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia, and her published work appears in numerous journals and books, including The Encyclopedia of Hip Hop and The Worlds of Back to the Future. She has been the program annotator for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 2008 and has been providing curriculum and teaching materials to their outreach program, Meet the Music, since 2012. She has been recognized for both her teaching and her writing, receiving the Lois Bailey Glen Award and the LACC Faculty Learning Award. Most recently, she was named LACC’s 2019-2020 Scholar in Residence.