Alice Rose

Research Interests

Ethnomusicology, Popular Music, Japanese Idol Pop, music and technology, digital technologies, digital music, social theory

Area of proposed thesis

My thesis, co-supervised by Prof. Georgina Born and Dr. William Kelly (Anthropology), explores the importance of live performances and associated ‘offline’ practices within Japanese Idol Pop fandoms in relation to the digital online practices surrounding the music itself. In doing so I hope to explore the overlap between ‘online’ and ‘offline’ fan practises and add to the narratives of digital fandom, whilst retaining a concern for the local, tangible and socio-cultural context.


AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership
British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) Fieldwork Grant Award
Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Travel Grant

Subjects Taught

Global Hip-Hop

Women in Popular Music