Alison Furlong graduated with a Ph.D. from the ethnomusicology program of the Ohio State University School of Music in 2015. She also holds graduate interdisciplinary specializations in Folklore and Film Studies. Since her graduation, she has been an instructor of music at OSU, teaching courses on the social history of rock music, music and globalization, and world music cultures. Her dissertation dealt with churches as alternative spaces of music-making in the former East Germany; Dorothy Noyes served on her dissertation committee. That research has been developed into an article for Colloquia Germanica, to be published in 2016. She has presented her scholarship at meetings of the American Folklore Society, German Studies Association, American Musicological Society, and Society for Ethnomusicology. Her current research projects include work on the interplay of sound and graffiti in areas of urban gentrification in Germany. She is also in the planning stages of a new project, mapping the sounds of rural Knox County, OH.