Jaime Carini is pursuing dual doctorates at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington (IUB): the Ph.D. in musicology and the D.M. in organ performance and literature, with a minor in historical performance. Engaging in multi-disciplinary work across the humanities, performing arts, and social sciences, Jaime focuses her research interests on the intersection of music and political economy. Her work investigates the roles of artisanship and design in political economy, music collections as common-pool resources that form cultural and knowledge commons, and the impact of legal institutions upon economic, artistic, and expressive freedom.
Several fellowships and scholarships support Jaime’s endeavors, including the Salisbury Fellowship from the American Guild of Organists, the Adam Smith Fellowship from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Artist Excellence Fellowship and Dean’s Scholarship from the Jacobs School of Music, and the Ostrom Fellowship from The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, IUB. In November 2020, she was invited to participate in a tribute to Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom, delivering remarks on Ostrom’s legacy and her contributions to the world.
Jaime is a prolific scholar, contributing peer-reviewed book chapters and articles to edited publications. She has presented her work at international conferences, including The World of Bob Dylan Symposium, Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity, and Public Choice Society. She enjoys combining these undertakings with her experience as a non-profit board member, program manager, and academic editor. As a GradGrants Center grant proposal development consultant, Jaime is passionate about supporting her graduate student colleagues at Indiana University in their efforts to find and secure external funding.