School of Arts

Georgette Nummelin

Key information

School of Arts PhD researcher
School of Arts
BA (SOAS), MSc (UCL), PGCE (Roehampton), Advanced SEN Diploma (Leeds Beckett).
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Thesis title
Contemporary Expressions of Living Culture: Ainu Worlds (re)created and (re)claimed through music and language
Internal Supervisors
Professor Rachel Harris


George Nummelin is a part time PhD student, and an experienced music and SEN teacher. She is primarily a classical singer and violinist, but also plays the shamisen. She has an interest in many aspects of Japanese music, and plays the shamisen and sings in the SOAS Min'yō Group. A recipient of the 2018 BFE Fieldwork awards, and the Sasakawa Studentship Programme for 2019-2021, she also contributed to Olko and Sallabank's Revitalizing Endangered Languages (2021). Her spare time is taken up by metal music, travelling, and learning languages. 

Research interests

Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, Minority Languages, Rock and Metal, Widening Participation, Ableism in Music.