Professor Tia Denora

Course Tutor

Most of Tia’s research is in the area of music sociology, though she also has an interest in the social study of technology. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego. Her undergraduate studies were in music and sociology.

She works at the University of Exeter where she teaches research methods, music sociology and the sociology of culture and perception and also supervises PhD students in the SocArts Research Group (former PhD students include one Dr Simon Procter). She has worked with Gary Ansdell since 2005. They have co-authored numerous articles and chapters together and published their ten-year longitudinal ethnography of the SMART project with Sarah Wilson in 2016. Together they co-edit the Routledge Series on Music & Change.

Tia was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2018. In 2019 she and Gary will begin a new, major AHRC-supported project on music and care, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Bergen (Randi Rolvsjord and Wolfgang Schmid), Heather Edwards and colleagues at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight.