She completed her doctoral research on sound, music, space and intercultural relations in the colonial Malay world as part of the project "Musical Transitions to European Colonialism in the Eastern Indian Ocean" at King’s College London. Prior to that, she spent several years in Solo, Central Java, learning gamelan and experiencing a wide variety of other musical scenes including punk, reggae and experimental music. She has been a keen performer of central Javanese gamelan ever since, and has played with groups in York, London and Melbourne.
Her research and teaching interests include:
Southeast Asian music and dance
Subcultural music in non-western contexts
Music and diaspora
Cultural change and endangered traditions
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Education and Training
- Doctor of Ethnomusicology PhD , King's College London, 2015
- Master of Ethnomusicology MMus , School of Oriental and African Studies, 2011
- BA (Music) BA , University of York, 2005
Awards and honours
- BFE Student paper prize, British Forum for Ethnomusicology, 2014
- SOAS Masters Scholarship, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2010
She is currently working on the Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project "Malay Music and Dance from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island" (2015-17) with Principal Investigator Dr David R.M. Irving.