Ingrid won the Sonneck Society’s 1998 Irving Lowens Prize for the best book in American music for her 1996 Saying Something, Jazz Improvisation and Interaction. She was previously Associate Professor of Music at Washington University in St. Louis, and also taught at University of Michigan, Harvard (as Visiting Professor) and University of Chicago. She has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Musicology from NYU, and a B.M. from New England Conservatory. Monson just published Freedom Sounds on the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence on the history of jazz, and is working on a book on the musics of the African Diaspora. She was a Radcliffe Fellow during the 2012-2013 year.