Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University

Popular music studies and ethnomusicology, especially music and national and group identity, folk revival musics, Irish traditional music, Australian country music, multicultural and world music, construction of social meaning, voice and body.

I have written extensively on the Australian folk and country movements, as well as the way the Australian world/multicultural music has interacted with official and popular politics of difference and identity. Singing Australian: A History of Folk and Country Music is published by Pluto Press in July 2005.

Experience

  • –present
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University