Michael Lupo holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from The George Washington University (psychology and Italian) and Brooklyn College (music), a Master's Degree in musicology from Brooklyn College, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in musicology at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research has focused predominantly on British alternative rock—particularly that of Radiohead—and on the intersection of philosophy and politics in the works and activities of Italian composers of the postwar era (e.g., Bruno Maderna, Luciano Berio, and Luigi Nono). Lupo is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Brooklyn College and The John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he teaches introductory courses on Western art music history and music theory.
As an Assistant Editor at RILM, Lupo deals mostly with the accession of Italian and English records from a wide variety of disciplines. In his free time, he enjoys reading, bowling, watching hockey, and playing percussion for two NYC-based contemporary music ensembles.