Research Fellows

Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey

Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey

Postdoctoral Researcher on the AHRC-funded 'Transforming 19th-Century HIP' research project (TCHIP); Junior Research Fellow, Somerville College

Social and psychological aspects of group music-making; power, creativity, and authorship in musical performance; historical and contemporary orchestral practices.

Dr Marten Noorduin

Dr Marten Noorduin

Postdoctoral Researcher on the AHRC-funded 'Transforming 19th-Century HIP' research project (TCHIP)

Performance practices in nineteenth-century music, source studies, publishing in the nineteenth century, empirical and statistical approaches to music and performance, and performance cultures.

Dr Harriet Boyd-Bennett

Dr Harriet Boyd-Bennett

Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church

Twentieth-century Italian opera and music culture; modernism; theories of noise; history of technology; Venetian studies.

Katherine Butler

Dr Katherine Butler

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Musical culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England.

Julia Craig-McFeely

Dr Julia Craig-McFeely

Research Fellow

Research interests in the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM).

Mark Doffman

Dr Mark Doffman

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Psychology of performance, time and timing in contemporary performance, jazz studies, creativity studies, improvisation, and musical entrainment.

Lola San Martín Arbide

Dr Lola San Martín Arbide

Junior Research Fellow

Research interests include French music during the Third Republic, sound in literature, film music, urban cultural studies, soundscape studies and sound ecology, sound art and sound maps, music and visual arts.

Sigrun Lilja Einarsdottir

Dr Sigrun Lilja Einarsdottir

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

Sociology of music, sociology of choral performances and activities, Johann Sebastian Bach, composer-orientation of amateur choirs, music and identity, music and cultural capital, music and social capital, informal music education, choral leadership studies, cultural policy and management, organisational studies of amateur music ensembles.

Fabio Morabito

Dr Fabio Morabito

Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music, Lincoln College

Fabio is a cultural historian of French and German musical life in the age of European Revolutions (1789-1848). His major interests include canon formation and celebrity culture, music historiography, the ontology of musical notation and performance studies.

Ruth Herbert

Dr Ruth Herbert

British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research interests in music psychology, music, well-being and health, music and consciousness, music education and the psychology of performance.

Claire Holden

Claire Holden

AHRC Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts

Research interests include historical string performance, music in late 18th- and early 19th-century Vienna and London, and performance philosophy.

David Maw

Dr David Maw

Research Fellow and Tutor in Music, Oriel College; Lecturer in Music, Christ Church, The Queen’s and Trinity Colleges

Historical musicology (medieval music and music post-1900); music theory and analysis.

Anna Stoll Knecht

Dr Anna Stoll Knecht

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, Jesus College

Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner, sketch studies, music analysis, conducting studies, performance and interpretation.

Rachel Moore

Dr Rachel Moore

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow; Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, New College

Music and the First World War; music and propaganda; music and propaganda; early twentieth-century French music; cultural history

Laura Slater

Dr Laura Slater

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded ‘Music and Late Medieval European Courtly Cultures’ research project (MALMECC)

Laura is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded ‘Music and Late Medieval European Courtly Cultures’ research project (MALMECC), focussing on ‘Gender, Lineage and Patterns of Patronage in Late Medieval France, England and the Low Countries’. She is researching the cultural patronage and courtly role/s of Queen Philippa of Hainault, looking particularly at the illuminated manuscripts associated with her and their unusual musical content. Her broader research interests centre on the relationships between art, ideas, power and politics in medieval Britain and Europe. She is also interested in medieval responses to antiquity and the Holy Land.

Joanna Bullivant

Dr Joanna Bullivant

Lecturer in Music, Magdalen College

Twentieth-century British music; music and politics; modernism; opera; music and identity; Cold War studies; Alan Bush; Michael Tippett; Benjamin Britten; Hanns Eisler; Frederick Delius; digital musicology.

Dr Joseph Browning

Dr Joseph Browning

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow; Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, St Hilda’s College

Contemporary classical music and sound art; the shakuhachi; Japanese music; music and environment; musical organicism and vitalism; materiality and organology; cosmopolitanism, place-making and transnational scenes; creativity and collaboration; ethnography.

David Murray

Dr David Murray

Postdoctoral Researcher, ERC Project ‘Music and Late Medieval Court Cultures’

Medieval song and literature, manuscript transmission, medieval concepts of language

Dr Sebastian Wedler

Dr Sebastian Wedler

Junior Research Fellow, St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford College Lecturer in Music, Merton College, University of Oxford

Dr James Butterworth

Dr James Butterworth

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow; Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall

Social and cultural study of music, community music, music ethnography, ethics/morality, Peruvian music and society, hip hop in the UK, music in youth centres, music in prisons/criminal justice.

Christophe Masson

Christophe Masson

Post-doctoral Researcher (ERC-Project Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures)

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded ‘Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures’ research project (MALMECC), Christophe is particularly interested in the period of the Avignon papacy and of the Great Western Schism. His broader research interests cover late medieval warfare, political history, and the history of the Principality of Liège.

Dr Giovanni Varelli

Dr Giovanni Varelli

Prize Fellow in Music, Magdalen College

Giovanni's research interests span from Latin palaeography and codicology, medieval liturgy, music theory and notation, philology and reception history, manuscripts digital restoration and conservation techniques to ethnomusicology and dialectology.

Yvonne Liao

Dr Yvonne Liao

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Faculty of Music; Early Career Fellow, TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities; Postdoctoral Associate in the Humanities, St Cross College

Music historiography, post/colonial studies and epistemic ethics; music and global history in but not limited to the context of modern China and East Asia; archival musicology, including intersections between history and the archive