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Nomi Dave

Assistant Professor, Critical and Comparative Studies
Office Address:

127 Kerchof

434-982-2396
Research Interests: Politics & Aesthetics, Ethnomusicology and Anthropology of Music & Sound, Human Rights, West Africa

Nomi Dave researches music and aesthetic practices in authoritarian regimes, with a focus on Guinea and francophone West Africa. She is interested in the relationships between music, voice, politics, emotion, violence, and cultural ideologies. Her current projects include completing a book, ‘The Revolution’s Echoes: Music and the Politics of Pleasure in Guinea’, which examines the legacies of authoritarianism in Guinea, and the meanings, and pleasure, that authoritarian aesthetics hold for Guinean citizens. She earned her PhD from the University of Oxford (2012), where she studied music and social anthropology. She has also taught at Duke University, where she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Departments of Music and Cultural Anthropology. Before becoming an ethnomusicologist, she trained as a human rights lawyer and worked for the United Nations for five years, including three years with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in Guinea.

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