Oksana Nesterenko is a PhD candidate in Music History and Theory, focusing her research on music after 1968 and various manifestations of spirituality. Her dissertation, “A Forbidden Fruit? Religion, Spirituality and Music in the USSR before its Fall,” was supported by the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), the AMS, and Paul Sacher Foundation. Oksana has presented her work at many conferences, including the annual AMS conference, the annual ASEEES congress, and the 20th Congress of the IMS. She has published her research in Perspectives of New Music. Oksana is a co-founder of ExtendedTechniques.com, a blog about contemporary music in New York.