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    Dr Marie Thompson


    Lincoln School of Film & Media
    College of Arts

    About Marie Thompson

    Marie Thompson is a Lecturer in Lincoln School of Film and Media. Her research centres on the affective, material and gendered dimensions of sound, noise and music. She is the author of Beyond Unwanted Sound: Noise, Affect and Aesthetic Moralism (Bloomsbury, 2017) and the co-editor of Sound, Music, Affect: Theorizing Sonic Experience (Bloomsbury, 2013). She has also published a number of chapters and articles on the intersections of noise and femininity.

    Marie is able to supervise a range of topics within her research field, and welcomes enquiries from potential postgraduates. She is currently supervising a practice-based PhD exploring rhythm, improvisation and mediation in contemporary music and arts practice.

    Department Responsibilities

    Marie teaches on cultural, critical and media theory modules as part of Lincoln School of Film and Media’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. She is the module co-ordinator of AUP1009M: Key Concepts in Sound and MED9039M: Gender, Media and Culture in a Global Context. She is also the academic lead of the Extra-Sonic Practice research group. 

    Subject Specialism

    sound studies, media theory, noise, experimental music, feminist and queer theory, new materialism and affect theory


    • PhD Musicology — Newcastle University, 2014
    • MMus Musicology — University of Liverpool, 2009
    • BA Music/Popular Music — University of Liverpool, 2008


    • Feminist Review Trust — Feminist Review Trust, 2016
    • Doctoral Scholarship — Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2009

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Open Library of Humanities Sound and Music Studies section editor
    Editorial Board member of Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry
    Organiser, Sonic Cyberfeminisms, May 2017

    Research Group Memberships

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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