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Adam de Paor-Evans

Research Lead at Rhythm Obscura, University of Plymouth

Dr Adam de Paor-Evans is an ethnomusicologist, author, and spatial and cultural theorist, focusing on the hidden aspects of music cultures and their representation. He previously held the title of Reader in Ethnomusicology at UCLan. He runs the research project: 'RHYTHM OBSCURA: Revealing Hidden Histories through Ethnomusicology, Spatio-material Culture, Theory and Praxes', and is also interested in the relationships between the intertextuality and intangibility of music cultures, reifications, space, artefacts, personal histories, and representational devices. In addition to many journal articles and guest chapters, he has published two books entitled: 'PROVINCIAL HEADZ: British Hip Hop and Critical Regionalism' (Equinox Publishers Ltd., 2020), and 'SCRATCHING THE SURFACE: Hip Hop, Remoteness, and Everyday Life' (Squagle House, 2020), and the forthcoming 'HIP HOP IN THE STICKS: A Deepening Context'. He produces HEADZ-zINe, a bi-annual practice-research zine and continues to write and practice intersecting spatio-material culture and their praxes, oral and recorded history and ethnomusicology.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Reader in Ethnomusicology, UCLAN
  • 2015–2020
    School Lead for Research and Innovation, UCLAN
  • 2017–2019
    Principal Lecturer in Cultural Theory, UCLAN

Education

  • 2021 
    University of Central Lancashire, Doctor of Philosophy

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    THE EMERGENCE, REPRESENTATION, AND IDENTITY OF HIP-HOP CULTURE IN THE SOUTH-WEST AND NORTH-WEST OF BRITAIN
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants SRG 2020 Round