Joanna Wulfsberg is a fourth-year PhD student specializing in Turkish music in social and political contexts from the Ottoman era to the present. In addition, she studies Ottoman architecture and poetry. Her current projects include the song competition of the Turkish Olympiad and the impact of urban renewal projects on Roma musicians. Before entering the University of Arizona, Joanna taught Turkish and German at the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute and English as a Second Language at Vanderbilt University. She also served as Resident Director of the Critical Language Scholarship Program in Bursa, Turkey, for three summers.