Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Lee Gilboa

2021-22 Cogut Collaborative Humanities Fellow, Music


Lee Gilboa is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Music. Her creative work uses speech, audio spatialization, and vocal processing, and engages with different themes around the sonic identity such as naming, representation, collectivity, and self-expression. These themes occupy her scholarly work as well, which brings together sound studies, semiotics, political theory, black studies, and voice studies. Prior to her studies at Brown, Gilbao earned her B.A. in Electronic Production and Design and Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music, and an MFA from Columbia University. Her music was featured at venues such as Roulette Intermedium and The Cube in Virginia Tech, and was released by the labels Contour Editions and Surface World.