Department of Music

Charlotte Schuitenmaker

Key information

Department of Music
BA (Amsterdam), MA (Amsterdam), rMA (Amsterdam)
Email address
Thesis title
Sounding First Nations Storytelling in Sydney, Australia
Internal Supervisors
Professor Rachel Harris


Charlotte’s PhD research project at SOAS University of London is titled ‘Sounding First Nations Storytelling in Sydney, Australia’ for which she was awarded a Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentship.

In this research, she scrutinises how music and sound reclaim Indigenous spaces in Sydney. Key concepts in this project are soundwalks, urban Indigeneity, hip-hop, content refusal, and environmentalism.

As part of this research project, Charlotte initiated the podcast ‘Movements & Sounds’ (, which received a Santander Enterprise Seed Fund grant. She is also Associate Editor of Rising Voices in Ethnomusicology (formerly SEM Student News). She holds a BA in Musicology, an MA in Music Studies, and an rMA in Art Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

Research interests

Charlotte’s research interests are decolonisation, ethnomusicology, Indigenous studies, environmentalism, and non-human agency.



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