Tiffany Naiman

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Tiffany Naiman  

          is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2017. She teaches classing on listening, storytelling, aging in popular music, sound studies, and the history of Punk, Goth, EDM, and Rock and Roll.

Tiffany also holds master's degrees in African American Studies and Musicology, and a B.A. in American Literature and Culture, all from UCLA. She is a recipient of UCLA’s Dissertation Year Fellowship and Distinguished Teaching Award in Musicology and holder of graduate certificates in Digital Humanities and Experimental Critical Theory, As a scholar of popular music, temporality, disability studies, and the voice, her dissertation, Singing at Death’s Door:  Late Style, Disability, and the Temporality of Illness in Popular Music reflects on musical and cultural responses to illness, disability, and dying while contributing to our understanding of the social significance of popular music in regard to these areas. Tiffany is also well known as a David Bowie scholar and her work appears in has been published in David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2015) and Enchanting David Bowie: Space/Time/Body/Memory (Bloomsbury, 2015). She has two new chapters on Bowie coming out in 2018 as well in Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign: Pop Culture & the (After)Lives of David Bowie & Prince ( Duke University Press, 2018) and The Bloomsbury Handbook to Popular Music Video Analysis (Bloomsbury, 2019).

Along with her musicological research and teaching, Tiffany is also a DJ, electronic musician, the Platinum programmer for the Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles, manages the musical artists CUSSES and Edith Crash, and is an award winning documentary film producer. Her film projects have been screened world wide in festivals, at art museums, in theaters, and have been released digitally. The films include Bight of the Twin (2016), The Glamour & The Squalor (2015), The Cardboard Artist (2015), Exile Nation: The Plastic People (2014), Viva Cuba Libre: Rap Is War (2013), and The Mechanical Bride (2012). She is currently in production with two new films Welcome to My Daydream (2018) and Revival: Confessions of the Queer and Unholy (2019).