Samantha Jones is an ethnomusicologist, musician and dancer. She is currently a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at Harvard University. She earned her Master's degree in ethnomusicology at Boston University and holds undergraduate degrees in music and cognitive science from the University of Connecticut. Her primary research subject is Irish traditional dance and music communities in North America. Her interests in this topic include memory, transmission, and affect. She has presented at regional and national conferences in the United States including at the Society for American Music, the American Conference for Irish Studies, and regional chapter meetings of the Society for Ethnomusicology.