Musicologist, writer and researcher. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Musicology and Dance Studies, University of Salzburg. As a lecturer, she is affiliated with the Universität der Künste Berlin, Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of Vienna where she teaches seminars on intersectional gender/diversity and curatorial practices in contemporary music, sound art, and dance. Monika Żyła works as a researcher for Sounds Now, an EU-funded initiative comprising 9 contemporary music festivals and art centers to promote diversity and inclusion in contemporary music and sound art. She published in Glissando, Ruch Muzyczny, Odra, Dwutygodnik, Contemporary Music Review, and Circuit – Musiques contemporaines.