Tiffany Naiman
Director, Music Industry Programs, Lecturer Musicology and Music Industry; Music Industry, Musicology

Tiffany Naiman is the Director of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s Music Industry Program as well as a lecturer in the Musicology department. She is a scholar of popular music, temporality, and disability studies. She currently serves as co-chair of the LGBTQ Study Group of the American Musicological Society. Tiffany has developed specialization as a David Bowie scholar and her work is published in Blackstar Rising, Purple Rain (Duke University Press, 2023), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis (Bloomsbury, 2019), David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2015), and Enchanting David Bowie: Space/Time/Body/Memory (Bloomsbury, 2015).

Tiffany is also a DJ and electronic musician performing under the moniker NeonGray; the experimental film and music programmer for Outfest Los Angeles; manager of musical artists Cusses and Edith Crash; creator of a multiplicity of club nights and one-off musical events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia; and an award-winning documentary film producer. Tiffany serves on the boards of FEMME HOUSE, The 100 Percenters, and Theatre Exile.

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