Miriam Kolar studies the human perception of sound in cultural contexts, and leads archaeoacoustics research at the 3,000-year-old Andean ceremonial center at Chavín de Huántar, Peru. Her work takes a cross-disciplinary approach to investigating experiential aspects of past and present life linked to sound, drawing on a background in arts and musical performance, audio engineering, and auditory perceptual experimentation. New research explores the potential of auralizations for scholarship and public interfacing, engaging issues of virtual reconstruction and knowledge representation. Recently a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow, Miriam received her A.B. from Dartmouth College, an M.F.A. from CalArts, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, where she was based at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). As a teacher, Dr. Kolar has served as faculty Coordinator of the Multi-Focus Music Technologies Program at CalArts and advised student project development.