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Ambre is an experienced music scholar, artist, curator, and consultant who specializes in subjects relating to music, religion, gender, performance, and popular culture all of which she brings to her role as Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University. She received her B.A. in Religion and Musical Studies from Oberlin College and Conservatory, her M.A. from Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music, and PhD from Yale University. In addition, she holds a certificate in Jazz Vocal Musicianship from Nashville Jazz Workshop. She has presented work for the Association of Black Women Historians, Society for American Music, Academy of American Religion, and the Christian Congregational Music Conference to name a few. She was awarded a Ford Dissertation Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year and has previously held fellowships with the Louisville Institute, Center for Lived Religion in the Digital Age at St. Louis University, the Sacred Writes project, the Center for Material and Visual Cultures of Religion at Yale University, and The Revealer magazine. Previous consultancies include: The United Methodist Church, Sound Diplomacy, the National Museum of African American Music, and the Nashville Symphony.