Miranda Sousa is a Musicology PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests are Brazilian popular and concert music from the turn of the twentieth century, from an intersectional and decolonial standpoint. She’s also interested in mainstream female Brazilian (cis and trans) singers and feminist strategies in their music. Miranda is a bassist and plays regularly with the Pitt Symphony. She worked as an orchestral musician, teacher, and researcher in Brazil for over a decade before coming to the US to pursue a PhD.