Anna Stoll Knecht currently holds a four-years research grant “Ambizione” from the Swiss National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Music and Clowning in Europe, 20th-21st centuries,” exploring the use of sound and music in physical comedy (Accademia Dimitri, University of Applied Science and Arts of Southern Switzerland; Ecole de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Paris; Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, 2019-2023). Previously a British Academy postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford (Jesus College), she has engaged in research on Gustav Mahler’s interpretation of Richard Wagner, both as a conductor and as a composer. Her most recent and forthcoming publications include a monograph on Mahler’s Seventh Symphony (Oxford University Press, Studies in Musical Genesis, Structure & Interpretation, 2019); book chapters and articles on Mahler and Wagner in Mahler in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2020), Wagner in Context (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2022), Wagner Studies (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2022), Rethinking Mahler (Oxford University Press, 2017), The Wagner Journal (2017), Lumière et Musique: Appropriation, Métaphores, et Analogies (Brepols, forthcoming in 2021); essays on sketch studies and the creative process in Naturlauf: Scholarly Journeys Toward Gustav Mahler (Peter Lang, 2016) and Texts and Beyond: The Process of Music Composition from the 19th to the 20th century, (Ad Parnassum Studies 8, 2016); an article on music and clowning in Geography Notebooks (no 4, 2021‘Teatro di suoni. Spazi acustici teatrali e territoriali’); and a chapter on Jacques Tati’s soundtracks for the The Palgrave Handbook of Film Music and Comedy (forthcoming in 2022). She also serves as associated scholar for the Bibliothèque La Grange-Fleuret in Paris/Fondation de Royaumont, regularily offering public lectures, and as a member of the Editorial Board of The Wagner Journal since 2019.