Anne Monique Pace is a PhD candidate in Music History and Theory at the University of Chicago. She received her BA in 2017 from Columbia University, where she studied Music, English Literature, and Creative Writing with an emphasis on constructions of gender, race, and sexuality in performance. Her dissertation will focus on commedia dell’arte figures in theater, opera, and ballet at the turn of the 20th century, probing the intersections of clowns/clowning and changing conceptions of the human subject. Topics of investigation will include social othering, bodies, and sound. Other active areas of research include affect, genre, embodiment, and the performance of identity in a variety of theatrical traditions. She also studies classical voice and Argentine tango.