I am a researcher currently specialising in the sounds and cultures of contemporary, electronically-produced dance music. I work as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, in Norway. My PhD is from the University of Edinburgh.
Past: My previous research addressed some of the sonic and social triggers for dancing in club settings.
Current: My project in progress (2015–2018) is about gender in dance music cultures, especially the experiences of DJs. I analyse gender in sound, as well as the historical, legal, political, and cultural mechanisms that promote or hinder equal participation.
Future: My next project investigates the life cycles of DJ and production music technologies, as well as the lives and musical participation of the people who produce them.
I am a founding committee member of GeMus: Gender and Music Network.
My work as a DJ is integral to my research.