Susan Thomas is associate professor of musicology and Women's Studies at the University of Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in musicology from Brandeis University and an M.A. in women's studies from the same institution. Additionally, she earned masters degrees from Tufts University and the New England Conservatory. Her research interests are Cuban and Latin American Music, early twentieth-century musical theater and film, gendered performance practices, and transnationalism and diaspora.