Jacy Pedersen is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Wichita State University. She received her Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2023. Her primary research focuses on acts of rebellion through music composed by women in the Soviet Union. Her work often uses an interdisciplinary methodology which combines music theory with gender studies, literary theory, analysis of drama, and Slavic studies. Additionally specializing in the study of film and video game music, she has presented her research at conferences nationally and internationally, including the International Musicological Society, the Society for Music Theory, the North American Conference on Video Game Music, and Music and the Moving Image.