Vicky is a current doctoral researcher working on 'Listening, Khaleeji-Style,' an exploration of music, power and geopolitics in the UAE and across the Gulf. She holds an MMus in Ethnomusicology from SOAS (University of London), where she wrote her dissertation on the same topic, and she has lived in the UAE for over twenty years. She also enjoys playing the kora and singing.
Vicky is interested in the fields of Sound Studies and Soundscapes as theoretical bases for her research. She is also interested in the ethics of musical listening, primarily through an Islamic lens, and incorporates it into her work.