Insia Malik is a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where her research interests include musics of the Arab world as well as Arab music performance in the United States. Insia completed her undergraduate studies at New York University in 2010, where she pursued degrees in violin performance and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. As a violinist, Insia performs in an array of musical settings, and appears regularly in concert with several Arab music ensembles, both in New York and across the United States. She also teaches violin privately. As an assistant editor at RILM, Insia accesses materials in Spanish, Arabic, and English. In her free time, she enjoys writing for her food blog, Twirlable Pasta (and Other Pastimes).