Lisa Jakelski is Associate Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
"Lisa Jakelski’s Making New Music in Cold War Poland is an important contribution to international and transnational history... Logically organized and lucidly written." - H-Diplo
“Jakelski’s writing, based always on a detailed analysis of source materials, is both fully convincing and deeply engaging for the reader…. Her book can be highly recommended to anyone interested in the history of the Warsaw Autumn and in how the musical festival could be used as a means of cultural diplomacy in the Cold War world.” - European History Quarterly
"[Jakelski's] book is an important item, a kind of double take 'from the outside'. Firstly from a non-Polish perspective, secondly from a non-ideological perspective. The conceptual shape of today’s Warsaw Autumn is most interesting when viewed in this light." - The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture