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Anicia Timberlake’s research focuses on musical citizenship: how political ideologies can come to be experienced in the body. Her current book, Political Education Beyond Words, examines socialist music education in the German Democratic Republic, asking how socialist citizenship—and, by extension, the Cold War ideological conflict—may be differently conceived via examining body-based music-pedagogical practices meant to train children’s taste and characters. Timberlake teaches courses on twentieth-century music, music and politics, aesthetic theory, and music and childhood.

Before joining the Peabody faculty in 2017, Timberlake held a postdoctoral fellowship at Williams College. She earned a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. She is currently the Reviews Editor at the journal Eighteenth-Century Music. Timberlake has presented her research at meetings of the American Musicological Society, the International Musicological Society, and the German Studies Association. Her work has been supported by grants from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), the Council for European Studies, and the American Musicological Society.