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Dr Ross Cole

Dr Ross Cole

Research Fellow, Homerton College


Focusing predominantly on British and American music of the 20th century, my research interests cut across popular culture and the avant garde. I studied at the Universities of Cambridge (PhD 2015, King's College), York (MRes 2010), and Oxford (BA 2009, Christ Church), where I was awarded the Gibbs Prize. Prior to my current position as a Research Fellow, I held a Temporary Lectureship at Cambridge, where I offered courses at undergraduate and MPhil level including 'Popular Music of the Black Atlantic: From Slavery to Hip Hop' and 'Musical Countercultures of the 1960s'. I was awarded the Faculty of Music’s Teaching Prize in 2016.

Colleges, Departments and Institutes

Homerton College:
King's College:

Research Interests

minimalism, blues, folk revivalism, African American music, 1960s culture, fin-de-siècle Britain, experimentalism, modernism, modernity, and the poetics of song

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