Lauren Ninoshvili joined the Barnard faculty in 2010. Her current academic research focuses on the intersections of language and music in the South Caucasus Republic of Georgia and its emergent diasporic formations. She holds the PhD, MPhil and MA in Ethnomusicology from Columbia University (2010) and the BA (Music and Russian Regional Studies) from Barnard College (2002). Her writing appears in several edited collections, in the journals Popular Music and Society and Ulbandus, and forthcoming in the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. She is a classical pianist with more than twenty years of solo and ensemble performing experience.