Nicholas Field studied world history, music history, and violin performance at Western Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Michigan, and received his PhD in musicology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2013. He has served on the faculty of the University of Toledo, Michigan State University, and Eastern Michigan University. His research has focused on musical expressions of national and religious identities in Britain, France, and Italy during the early modern period, often specifically illuminating intercultural exchange. He performs on both the baroque and modern violin and teaches on the histories of musical cultures, research methods, and academic writing. He is currently working on a critical edition of the complete chamber works of 17th-century Italian composer Innocenzo Fede.