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Department of Music

Research Students (MPhil, PhD) in the Music Department

Recently Awarded PhDs

  • Kiku Day  Remembrance of Things Past: The Archaic Shakuhachi in Contemporary Contexts
  • Nicoletta Demetriou  The Fones Discourse: Ideology and Practice in Greek Cypriot Folk Music
  • Saida Daukeyeva Dombra Performance, Meaning and Memory among Mongolian Kazakhs
  • Cloris Lim A Study of Nanyin Activities in Jinjiang Region of Fujian Province, China
  • Sara McGuinness  Grupo Lokito: A practice-based investigation into contemporary links between Congolese and Cuban popular music
  • Moshe Morad  Music as a ‘Space’ of Identity, Interaction and Escapism, among Gay Men in Special-period Havana
  • Sung-Hee Park Patronage and Creativity in Seoul: The Late 18th to late 19th Century Urban Middle Class and Its Vocal Music
  • Jutamas Poprasit  The role of music in the Thai funeral ritual in contemporary Bangkok: its history, performance and transmission
  • Sabina Rakcheyeva  Music as Cultural Diplomacy: A Personal Journey Using Improvisation as a Creative Tool
  • Jung Rock Seo Ancient Korean and Japanese Court Dance: Historical Relationship and Transmission: Case of Ch'oyongmu and Nasori
  • William Sumits The evolution of the maqam tradition in Central Asia: from the theory of 12 maqam to the practice of shashmaqam
  • Shzr Ee Tan  Ecosystems of Amis Aboriginal Song in Taiwan
  • Ilana Webster-Kogen  The Azmari Paradox: Ethnicity, Identity, and Migration in Ethiopian-Israeli Music
  • Chloe Zadeh  Analysing Thumri.
  • Sun Zhuo  The Chinese Zheng Zither: 20th - 21st Century Transformations
Ruard Absaroka
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Musical Networks and the Spatialities of the Digital Age City: Hidden Musicians and public musicking in Shanghai, China.

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Ignacio Agrimbau
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Discourse about performance practice among Iranian santur players and Ghanaian gjyil players.


Philip Alexander
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Klezmer music in contemporary Berlin

Cassandre Balosso-Bardin
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Xeremies. Majorcan bagpipes: anthropology of a musical instrument.


Michele Banal
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Mapping of professional music making in Bamako.


Joe Browning
Joseph Browning

Cosmopolitan natures: an ethnography of the global shakuhachi scene.

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Sheng-Shih Chi
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Music, politics and identity in Taiwan.



Hyun Seok Kwon
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Cultural globalization and traditional arts promotion policy: a study of the activating plan for traditional arts in South Korea.

Great Lekakul
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Prachan: Music, Competition, and Conceptual Fighting in Thai Culture.


Eve Leung
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Glocalisation in East Asian Popular Music

Cloris Lim
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A Study of Nanyin Activities in Jinjiang Region of Fujian Province, China.


Nan (Leo) Ma
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Revenue protection of the Chinese music industry.

Deirdre Morgan
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Speaking in tongues: Music, identity, and representation in the international jew’s harp community


Min Yen Ong
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Kunqu in contemporary China.

Jutamas Poprasit
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The role of music in the Thai funeral ritual in contemporary Bangkok: its history, performance and transmission.


Maria Rijo Lopes Da Cunha
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Discourse and practice of Tarab music in Lebanon.

Crispin Robinson
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Technicians of the Sacred: Generating transcendence in Afro-Cuban orisha worship. An ethnography of praxis in bata drumming.


Violeta Ruano-Posada
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Re-imagining the sound of a nation in exile: new processes of music production and the politics of musical mediation in Saharawi culture.

Gavin Walker
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Music, meaning and persuasion in South African public health compaigns.