Born 1983 in Kent/Great Britain.
Naomi Waltham-Smith is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Selwyn College, Cambridge, she completed her Ph.D. in the philosophy of music at King’s College London in 2009. She was a Kurt Hahn scholar at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg/Germany 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 book Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration was published by Oxford University Press in July 2017. She has also published articles in journals and edited collections such as boundary 2, Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Music Theory, Music Analysis, Oxford Handbooks of Critical Concepts in Music Theory and of Western Music and Philosophy. She is currently finishing a second book on The Sound of Biopolitics and is engaged in a sound-archive project entitled Listening under global Trumpism to be hosted by the Slought Foundation.
She has received grants from the Mellon Humanities+Urbanism+Design Initiative, the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).