Vanessa Paloma is a singer, performer, scholar and writer specializing in Judeo-Spanish women's songs and their role in Sephardic communities. Currently, she is a Research Assistant at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, and received her Master's in early music performance from Indiana University. She is currently completing a doctorate at the Sorbonne's Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales. Her lecture for the Noon Concert/Lecture Series is "Gender and Power in Northern Morrocan Jewish Women's Songs," the topic of her upcoming third book.
The Hoagy Carmichael Room is located in Morrison Hall, Room 006 on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, IN.