Kira Thurman

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Job Title: 
IRWG Executive Committee; Associate Professor, Germanic Languages & Literatures, and History
Email Address: 
thurmank@umich.edu
Job Title: 
IRWG Executive Committee; Associate Professor, Germanic Languages & Literatures, and History
Email Address: 
thurmank@umich.edu

Kira Thurman is a highly-sought-after and award-winning historian and musicologist. A classically-trained pianist who grew up in Vienna, Austria, Thurman earned her PhD in history from the University of Rochester with a minor field in musicology from the Eastman School of Music. Her research, which has appeared in German Studies Review, the American Historical Review, Journal of the American Musicological Society (JAMS)Opera Quarterly, and Journal of World History, focuses on two topics that occasionally converge: the relationship between music and national identity, and Central Europe's historical and contemporary relationship with the Black diaspora.