Lucy Caplan (joint with African American Studies) received an A.B. magna cum laude in History and Literature from Harvard College in 2012 and an M.A. in American Studies from Yale in 2014. Her dissertation focuses on African American performers, critics, and composers of opera during the early twentieth century. Lucy has held fellowships and internships at Boston Lyric Opera, the Beinecke Library, the West End Museum, and the Cambridge Historical Society. She is the recipient of the 2016 Rubin Prize for Music Criticism, and her writing has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The Log Journal, and Symphony.