Nomi Dave


Nomi Dave researches the role of sound, voice and listening in legal and extra-legal processes. Her current project, involving text and film, explores defamation, sexual violence and gender justice in the Republic of Guinea. She is also conducting research on audio livestreaming and practices of listening in court proceedings in the United States.

Nomi is a former lawyer and completed postgraduate studies in anthropology and music at Oxford. She is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Virginia, where she also co-directs the Sound Justice Lab.  

Research projects & programmes

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies