Born 1983 in Kent/Great Britain.
Naomi Waltham-Smith is Associate Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. A graduate of Selwyn College, Cambridge, she completed her Ph.D. in the philosophy of music at King’s College London in 2009. From 2012 to 2018 she taught music and comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania/USA. Before that she was a Kurt Hahn scholar at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg from 2003 to 2004, a University Research Fellow at City University in London from 2009 to 2011, and Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University from 2011 to 2012.
Her first monograph Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration was published by Oxford University Press in July 2017. Her work also appears in various edited collections and in journals including boundary 2, CR: The New Centennial Review, diacritics, parrhesia, Journal of Music Theory, Music Analysis, and Music Theory Spectrum. Her second book, The Sound of Biopolitics, is forthcoming with Fordham University Press in the Commonalities series, and she is currently engaged in a field-recording and sound-archive project entitled Listening under global Trumpism.
She has received grants from the Mellon Humanities+Urbanism+Design Initiative, the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.