Vivien Goldman is a writer, educator, broadcaster, and post-punk musician. A Londoner, she has lived in Paris and now resides in New York. As a pioneering female emerging from the ferment of Britain's 1970s punky reggae party, she has taken her can-do attitude and outernational insights to journalism, books, radio, television, university teaching, multi-media lecturing, museum panel moderating, the recording studio, even (very occasionally!) the stage - and her beat goes on.
Right now, Goldman is teaching courses at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Tisch School of the Arts, where she's earned the nom d'academe, The Punk Professor, for initiating studies like the Punk course, established 2005; and courses on culture-changers like Bob Marley and Fela Kuti. She is a columnist for NPR.org and dubspot.com, and appears regularly on BBC Radio 5's "Up All Night with Dotun Adebayo," covering New York life and the U.S. charts. Currently, Goldman is scripting and hosting two documentaries for BBC Radio: a two hour Special of Punk US/UK, for Radio 6, and a show on Rona Jaffe, the influential but under-appreciated author of "The Best of Everything," for Radio 4.