Musicologist Jessica Sternfeld specializes in the cultural work of musicals of the last 50 years. Her works include The Megamusical (2006) and chapters in The Cambridge Companion to the Musical, The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical and The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies. She is currently co-editing, with Elizabeth Wollman, The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary American Stage Musical. Her forthcoming book focuses on trauma in musicals. She is associate professor at Chapman University.