Alec Wood is a 2nd-year PhD student in musicology. A native of St. Louis, he graduated from Grinnell College in 2019 with a B.A. in French and Music. Alec’s research interests include Scriabin, Soviet history, philosophies of rhythm and time, the relationship between aesthetics and politics, and Byzantine music. He has presented his work on these topics and Hildegard’s cosmology at national and regional conferences of AMS and SMT.