Senior Lecturer in Music and Cultural Theory, Newcastle University

I am a cultural theorist and musicologist, working on a range of topics in music- and sound-related areas. I am a specialist in the Holocaust, and music and politics. My work ranges from the cultural history of music and masculinity, theorising music's intervention in communities and subjectivities, sound, soundscapes and urban experience, the politics of noise, music in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies. I have interests in memory studies, sound studies, Italian workerist and autonomist theory, psychoanalysis and theoretical approaches to 'affective' states. I am co-founder and co-ordinating editor (with Richard Middleton) of the journal Radical Musicology.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Music and Cultural Theory, Newcastle University

Education

  • 1995 
    Newcastle University, PhD Music and Philosophy