Chantal Phan is a professor of French and Medieval Studies at the University of British Columbia. She is currently Chair of the Medieval Studies Program. She holds a Ph.D. in linguistics and an M.A. in musicology from the Université de Montréal. She has published articles on text-music relations in Medieval song in, among others: Cahiers de civilisation médiévale (1988), Romania (1987), Tenso (1996), The Church and Vernacular Literature (2009), Women Composers: Music through the Ages (1996), Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart encyclopedia (1999), and the recent Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012). A long-time member of the Ensemble Marcabru de Montréal, Chantal Phan also gave lecture-recitals at the Carcassonne Festival and the Centre de culture européenne St-Jean d'Angély (France), among others. She recorded a number of ensemble concerts of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music for the CBC and Radio-Canada. She has taught musicology and coached singers for their pronunciation at Early Music Vancouver summer masterclasses. Her current research projects include work on imitation and translation in secular music of the 12th to 14th century.