Yana G. Stainova

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yana Stainova’s dissertation “Violence and Violins: the Social Resonance of Classical Music in Venezuela,” explores the transformative power of music practice for youth as they aspire to craft their lives amid violence and state repression. At Dartmouth, Stainova plans to prepare her dissertation for publication as a book and to embark on a new ethnographic project,  “Migrating Music,” which focuses on how Latino youth at Youth Orchestra Los Angeles reach out to music and other art forms to navigate the challenges of immigration—especially to build identities straddling cultures, languages, and generations.

PhD, Brown University