Leah Batstone is a musicologist specializing in the music of 20th century Ukraine and fin-de-siecle Austria. She received her PhD in musicology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 2019. Her dissertation research explored the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy on the early symphonies of Gustav Mahler by examining Nietzsche's reception amongst Mahler's circle at the University of Vienna. In 2015-2016, she was the recipient of a Fulbright-Mach scholarship to pursue doctoral research in Vienna. Dr. Batstone received her Master's in musicology from the University of Oxford, where she was a student of Peter Franklin. Dr. Batstone is also an experienced pedagogue and has taught at McGill University, in the School of Music at The Ohio State University, and the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. She is currently teaching as an adjunct in the department of the music at Hunter College in New York City.