Dr Joe Davies


Joe Davies is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow with joint affiliation at Maynooth University and the University of California, Irvine. Previously he was Lecturer in Music at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, and an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Maynooth. He completed in his DPhil in Music at Oxford, with a scholarship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
His research centres on nineteenth-century music, its interaction with other art forms, and its relationship with notions of authorship, gender, and self-fashioning. These interests come together in his Marie Curie project, which examines the impact of widowhood on women’s musical creativity in the long nineteenth century.
His publications include Drama in the Music of Franz Schubert, co-edited with James Sobaskie (Boydell & Brewer, 2019), and Clara Schumann Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2021). He is currently finishing his monograph Schubert and the Gothic (Boydell & Brewer, 2022), co-editing Clara and Robert Schumann in Context with Roe-Min Kok (Cambridge University Press), and co-editing a special issue of Nineteenth-Century Music Review with Nicole Grimes on ‘Clara Schumann’s Legacies’.
In 2020, together with Yvonne Liao (University of Oxford), he co-founded the Women in Global Music (WIGM) research and industry network. At the heart of WIGM lies a desire to create an inclusive and equitable forum in which to share ideas and to learn from one another in a collaborative spirit. The network seeks not to provide catch-all solutions but rather to address intricate, often troubling questions, to challenge received assumptions and, above all, to develop ways of thinking and listening with women’s voices and experiences across global musical contexts. Further information can be found on the Twitter account @WIGMNetwork.