Ph. D. candidate in Music (joint degree in composition and musicology), UC San Diego

Dissertation Advisors: Rand Steiger (composition) and David Borgo (musicology)

Dissertation: Solving and Dissolving Musical Affection: a study of the automated music recommendation industry


Chodos, Asher T. “The Blues Scale: Historical and Epistemological Considerations,” forthcoming in Jazz Perspectives

Review, The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture, published in Critical Studies in Improvisation

qualifying exam papers

Awarded a 2017 "Frontiers of Innovation" grant for dissertation research on recommender systems

Organizer of University of California Humanities Research Institute working group, “Spontaneity in music and literature: revisiting Chomskian perspectives on communication”

Fellow of the Asian Cultural Council, in support of research into the improvised music scenes of Shanghai and Beijing.  International Institute for Critical Improvisation Studies Think Pieces essay on this subject.