Focus Award Judge: Data and Digital Storytelling Award
Hilary Poriss is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University. Her primary research interests are in the areas of 19th-century Italian and French opera, performance practice, diva culture, and the aesthetics of 19th-century musical culture. She is the author of Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance (Oxford, 2009), and co-editor of Fashions and Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera (Cambridge, 2010) and The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century (Oxford, 2012). She has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Academy in Rome, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities, the American Association of University Women, and the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.