Sheryl Kaskowitz edits a wide range of AISR's publications and online communications and serves as the associate editor of VUE. Before joining AISR in 2015, she worked as a freelance editor and writing consultant for a wide range of manuscripts, from academic monographs to a Rhode Island family hiking guide. She is also the author of the book God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song (Oxford University Press 2013), which received an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music writing. Previously, she worked for nearly ten years in educational research and nonprofit administration in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has taught as an adjunct instructor in Brown's Department of Music, including a course on music and social protest in the fall of 2015 and a world music course in 2014. Sheryl holds a BA in music from Oberlin College and a PhD in music (with an ethnomusicology focus) from Harvard University.