Robert Michael Anderson is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology with a minor in German Studies. He is currently writing a dissertation about Johannes Brahms’s vocal quartets and the intersections between aesthetics, politics, and national identity in discourse on Hausmusik in nineteenth-century Austro-Germany. His dissertation research has been supported by an Ernst Mach Worldwide Grant from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. He has received additional grants and scholarships from the Toulouse Graduate School and the Music History Area. He holds a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Oxford and a BA in music from Loyola University Chicago, with further studies at the University of Vienna. His article on Eduard Hanslick’s Vom Musikalisch-Schönen appeared in the Musical Times in 2013 and he has presented his research at national and international conferences in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.