Lauren Jennings

Postdoctoral Scholar

Division: Scholarly and Professional Studies
Program: Musicology
Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities

Expertise: Medieval Music and Manuscripts


Lauren McGuire Jennings, a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities, teaches courses on medieval music and manuscripts. She received her PhD in Historical Musicology from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2012 and also holds an MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Oregon and a BA from Smith College. Jennings has presented papers on 14th century Italian song and poetry at conferences in the United States and Europe, including the International Musicological Society Congress, the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, and the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society. Her research has been supported by grants from the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission, the Medieval Academy of America, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Salvatori fund. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript entitled Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song.