Catherine A. Bradley completed her undergraduate and masters degrees at the University of Oxford and received her Ph.D. from The University of Cambridge in 2011. Following a postdoctoral position as a Research Fellow at The Queen’s College, Oxford, she was Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Catherine has been awarded a 2 million Euro Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council for her project BENEDICAMUS (Musical and Poetic Creativity for a Unique Moment in the Western Christian Liturgy c.1000-1500) to begin in September 2020.
Formerly a Visiting Fellow at St Catherine’s College Oxford (2015) and a EURIAS fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Paris (2017-18), Catherine currently holds a Wigeland teaching and research fellowship at the University of Chicago. She was awarded the Music & Letters Westrup Prize in 2012, and received the inaugural Early Music Award of the American Musicological Society for her monograph, Polyphony in Medieval Paris: The Art of Composing with Plainchant (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which challenges traditional evolutionary narratives of the genre of the motet though close analytical engagement with surviving musical evidence.