Elias Krell is a musician and a writer who divides their time between solo performance projects and writing. Their current book project centers the singing voice as a sonic lens for the lives and performance practices of transgender-identified popular musicians in North America. Krell received a Ph.D. in Performance Studies and Graduate Certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies from Northwestern University in 2014. They are currently Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the Women's Studies Program at Vassar College. Krell recently received an Emerging Diversity Scholar award from the National Center for Institutional Diversity of the University of Michigan. They are currently conducting performance research with indigenous and trans/travesti-identified musicians in Argentina.