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Susan Leslie Boynton

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Title Associate Professor
Department Music
Email slb184@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 7186
Address 607 Dodge Hall
Department of Music, Columbia University
Mail Code: MC 1816
New York NY 10027
United States

Susan Boynton joined the Columbia faculty in 2000. Her current research interests include liturgy and music in medieval Western monasticism, particularly the abbey of Cluny; manuscript studies; monastic education; music in the Iberian peninsula; and music and childhood. Professor Boynton has received grants and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy in Rome, and the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton). Her book, Shaping a Monastic Identity: Liturgy and History at the Imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1000-1125 (2006), won the Lewis Lockwood Award of the American Musicological Society. Her next monograph, Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain, will be published by Oxford University Press in September 2011, and she has coedited (with Diane Reilly) the volume The Practice of the Bible in the Western Middle Ages, which will be published by Columbia University Press in 2011. With Isabelle Cochelin, she is general editor of the interdisciplinary series Disciplina Monastica: Studies on Medieval Monastic Life/Etudes sur la vie monastique au moyen age (Brepols Publishers). She is currently the Chair of the University Seminar on Medieval Studies at Columbia, and Convener of the Issues in Medieval Liturgy Seminar for the North American Academy of Liturgy. Professor Boynton serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Studies in Iconography, and Traditio.