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Rio Goldhammer is a Senior Lecturer in Music Business at Leeds Conservatoire, and a Doctoral researcher of heritage and identity in Yorkshire post-punk at Leeds Beckett University. Rio is a musician with a background in Cultural Studies and Political Theory, and vocalist for the cult Bradford group 1919.


  • –present
    Doctoral Researcher in Leisure Studies, Leeds Beckett University
  • 2019–present
    Senior Lecturer in Music Business, Leeds College of Music


  • 2015 
    University of Huddersfield, PGCE (Lifelong Learning)
  • 2012 
    University of Leeds, MA Politics (Political Theory)
  • 2011 
    University of Leeds, BA (Hons) Cultural Studies


  • 2021
    Authenticity in an insider-in ethnography of post-punk, Punk & Post-Punk
  • 2019
    Provincial Towns and Yorkshire Cities: Post-Punk Sounds, Suburban Escape, and Metro-Hegemony., Lashua B., Wagg S., Spracklen K., Yavuz M. (eds) Sounds and the City. Leisure Studies in a Global Era.
  • 2017
    After the apocalypse: Identity and legitimacy in the postdigital heavy metal subculture, Metal Music Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Faculty Bursary
    Funding Source:
    Leeds Beckett University