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Adam de Paor-Evans

Reader in Ethnomusicology, Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries, University of Central Lancashire

Adam de Paor-Evans is an ethnomusicologist, cultural theorist, writer, and musicology scholar focusing on the hidden aspects of music cultures. He is Reader in Ethnomusicology within the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries at UCLan. He runs the research project: 'RHYTHM OBSCURA: Revealing Hidden Histories through Ethnomusicology and Cultural Theory', and is also interested in the relationships between the intertextuality and intangibility of music cultures, reifications, artefacts 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 continues to write in the fields of hip hop studies and ethnomusicology.


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