Ala Krivov

PhD Candidate
Office: TC 436

Ala Krivov is a PhD candidate in Musicology at the University of Western Ontario. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Choral Conducting in Minsk, Belarus, and master’s degree in Religion and Music at Yale University. Ala is interested in children’s music, particularly in nursery rhymes’ ability to convey and ideologically influence the future generations of all social standings. Her dissertation explores the function of nursery rhymes during the period of the Cold War in the USA and the USSR and examines the ways in which individuals engaged with the existing artforms, as well as with those imaginative mediums developed in response to the ideological and political tensions between the two superpowers. Her other interests include media theory and human bodies as technologies of sound, and application of trauma theory scholarship for the study of musical experiences and works.