Carolyn Birdsall is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests are in the fields of media and cultural history, with a particular focus on radio, film and television sound, non-fiction and urban studies. Her recent monograph Nazi Soundscapes (2012) examines the significance of radio and sound systems in urban environments during Weimar and National Socialist Germany. She is also co-editor of Sonic Mediations: Body, Sound, Technology (2008) and Inside Knowledge: (Un)Doing Ways of Knowing in the Humanities (2009).