Georgette Nummelin

Key information

BA (SOAS), MSC (UCL), PGCE (Roehampton), Advanced SEN Diploma (Leeds Beckett)
Email address
Thesis title
Music as a Method for Sustaining and Revitalising the Ainu Language and Identity
Internal Supervisors
Professor Rachel Harris


I am a part time PhD student and an experienced music teacher. I am primarily a classical singer and violinist, but I am also studying the shamisen and tonkori. I have an interest in many aspects of Japanese music, and I play the shamisen and sing in the SOAS Min'yo group. My spare time is taken up by folk metal and Historical European Martial Arts.

Recipient of the Sasakawa Studentship Programme for 2019-2021.

Research interests

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Anthropology
  • Minority Languages

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