• Associate Professor, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, 2009-present.
  • Visiting Professor, Wonggwang Digital University. Internet lecture course: Music in Human Life. From 2012.
  • Coordinator, History and Culture Division, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Winter 2010.
  • Organizer and Co-chair, Society for Ethnomusicology Special Interest Group on Music and Violence, 2007-2010.
  • Teach a Graduate Course: Music, Culture, and Health MUS1232


  • Chancellor Jackman Research Fellow, Jackman Humanities Institute, 2011-12
  • Fulbright Scholarship, South Korea, 2002-3
  • SSHRC Institutional Grant for symposium: “Sound, Music and Mass Performance” (Spring
  • 2011), co-organized with Ken McLeod, University of Toronto
  • Association for Asian Studies, Northeast Asia Council research travel grant, 2009-10


  • Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese “Comfort Women” (monograph). New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • “On Survivors’ Music” (solicited article). In Oxford Handbook in Applied Ethnomusicology, edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon (New York: Oxford University Press), in press.
  • “Music and Dance in Korean Experiences of the Japanese Military ‘Comfort Women’ System: A Case Study in the Performing Arts, War and Gendered Sexual Violence.” Women and Music (in press).
  • “Sounding Hiroshima” (solicited article). In Music of War: Global and Transnational Perspectives, edited by Gwyneth Bravo (New York: Routledge). In process.
  • “The 20th-century ‘disappearance’ of Korean professional female entertainers during the rise of Korea’s modern sex-and-entertainment industry.” In The Courtesan’s Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, edited by Martha Feldman and Bonnie Gordon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006): 295-311. Winner of the American Musicological Society’s Ruth A. Solie Award for best multi-authored volume, 2006.
  • Review of Music and Conflict, edited by John M. O’Connell and Salwa E. Castelo-Branco (solicited review). Worlds of Music 1/2 (2012).