Knar Abrahamyan is a sixth-year student in the Department of Music. Her research focuses on Armenian and Kazakh opera to examine colonial practices of the Soviet state. She holds degrees in piano performance, communication studies, and music theory from Lee University and Indiana University. Her research interests include sound studies, postcolonial studies, music and philosophy, posthumanism, environmental humanities, and animal studies. Entering her fourth year as a GWL fellow, Knar is excited to work with students on any research projects, as well as grant proposals, artist statements, and job application materials.