Catherine Anne Bradley

Catherine Anne Bradley
Wigeland Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Music and the College
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2011
Teaching at UChicago since 2020

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.