SOAS University of London

School of Arts

School of Arts PhD Students

Department of Music








Saeid Kordmafi
Saeid Kordmafi

Rhythmic Organization in the Classical Music of the Arab Mashriq: an Analytical-Historical Study of the Theory and Practice of Īqā‘



Emily Sayers
Emily Janet Sayers

Cognitive Aspects of North Indian Classical Music: How Children Learn to Compose and Improvise in an Oral Tradition






School of Arts


Xiaoxin Li
Xiaoxin Li

Rethinking Guang shi jia ju (Cantonese style furniture): A Design History of Mid 18th Century to early 20th Century

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Department of History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts



Helena Cantone
Helena Cantone

White Skin, Black Masks: The African art projects of Salvatore Fiume (1915-1997).

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Keramat Fathinia
Keramat Fathinia

Historical and aesthetical evolution of Siāh-Mashq in Persian calligraphy with a focus on the works of Mirzā Qulāmrizā over the Qājār period Iran

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Ai Fukunaga
Ai Fukunaga

A Different Type of Tea? British Collecting of Ceramics for Tea Gatherings from Meiji Japan, Focusing on the British Museum and Maidstone Museum Collections




Xiaoxin Li
Xiaoxin Li

Rethinking Guang shi jia ju (Cantonese style furniture): A Design History of Mid 18th Century to early 20th Century

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David Malik
David Malik

Urban Art Forms in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and their Roles in the Making of Diasporic Identities in Communities in London, United Kingdom

Vera Mey
Vera Mey

Signs of a region: in search of the aesthetic imagination of Southeast Asia after 1948 (working title)


Maeve Nolan
Maeve Nolan

Early Silk Road photography: A case study of how and why Dr. Maynard Owen Williams, Litt. D. (1888-1963) photographed the Silk Road during the Citroen-Haardt Trans-Asiatic Expedition (1931-1932)


Elizabeth Reid
Elizabeth Reid

An investigation into the meaning and significance of the exhibitions of Chinese art at the Whitechapel Art Gallery between 1901 and 1934


Kristin Scheel
Kristin Scheel

13th - 14th Century Yuan and Mongol Silk-Gold Textiles: Transcultural consumption and reception in the Mongol Empire and in Europe




Yuet Heng (Janet) Wong
Staff Silhouette

The Global Construction of the Concept of “Lingnan Culture” in the 20th Century: Chao Shao-an (1905-1998)’s Arts, their Replicas, and Public Representations





Centre for Creative Industries, Media and Screen Studies

Lois Barnett
Lois Barnett

An Investigation of Audience Responses To and Motivations for the Use of Western-Inspired Costume in Japanese Cinema (1923-39)




Yunzi Han
Yunzi Han

Representing Sexuality on Screen: A Comparative Reading of Contemporary Arthouse Cinema from China and Iran