Dr Thomas Hodgson
Teaching Fellow in Ethnomusicology
Research interests & PhD supervision
Tom joined King's as a Teaching Fellow in Ethnomusicology in January 2018. His previous posts include a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at KCL (2013-2016) and a Stipendiary Lectureship in Music at Magdalen College, Oxford (2012-2013). Prior to that, he completed his doctorate at Oxford under the supervision of Prof. Martin Stokes.
His research looks at music and musicianship in Kashmir, and among Kashmiris in the UK. During 2013 he spent time conducting fieldwork in Pakistan and India with musicians and learning the shehnai. His interests lie in spheres of economic and cultural exchange between the UK and Pakistan and how it affects music and patronage in Kashmir. He is now preparing a monograph based on the proceeds of this research.
Tom has toured and recorded extensively around the world with UK indie folk band Stornoway, performing on the main stages at Glastonbury, Green Man and Latitude. He also co-runs the music startup Tigmus, which uses technology and analytics to match artists with venues and promoters.
- Music and Pakistan
- Music and Globalisation
Expertise and public engagement
- (2016) ‘Music Festivals in Pakistan and England’ in Karin van Nieuwkerk, Mark LeVine, Martin Stokes (eds.), Islam and Popular Culture, Austin, Uni. Texas Press.
- (2014) ‘Le mela de Bradford’, Special Issue on Festivals, Les cahiers d'ethnomusicologie.
- (2012) ‘Multicultural Harmony? Pakistani Muslims and Music in Bradford’, in, Kamal Salhi (ed.), Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: Performance, Politics and Piety, London: Routledge, in press.
Tom has written various articles on multiculturalism and university admissions for The New Statesman and The Times. He was also Assistant Producer for the six-part series ‘Made in Britain’ for BBC Radio 2, which looked at music in Britain since the 1950s.