Melani Shahin

Melani Shahin
Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: historiography, history of music theory, history of science, history of philosophy, intellectual history, hermeneutics, continental philosophy, early modern Europe
Education: BA in Philosophy and Music, Fordham University, 2018


My research focuses on the history and historiography of Western music theory (especially Renaissance and early modern theory). I am particularly interested in studying the epistemological frameworks that structure theoretical discourses. I also have secondary research interests in the histories of philosophy and science, 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy, and hermeneutics. My special interest in German theory and culture led me to teach English in Germany for two years on Fulbright and Pädagogischer Austauschdienst grants after college. In my free time, I enjoy browsing used bookstores, traveling, playing bass, and learning new languages.