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University of Lincoln
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United Kingdom

About Marie Thompson

Marie Thompson is a Senior 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 co-leads (with Annie Goh) the ongoing Sonic Cyberfeminisms project, which critically examines the intersections of gender, sound and technology. As part of this, they have hosted events at Goldsmiths, University of London, The University of Lincoln and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. In September 2018, Sonic Cyberfeminisms will be in residency at Wysing Contemporary Arts Centre, with a view to developing public-facing artistic outputs from the project. 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; a practice-based PhD examining 'parasitism' as a metaphor for painting practice; and an MRes interrogating representations of queer happiness in contemporary US television.

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, MED9039M: Gender, Media and Culture in a Global Context, AUP2005M Auditory Culture and MDS1007M Introduction to Digital Cultures. 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 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,
  • Doctoral Scholarship — Arts and Humanities Research Council,


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

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Research in the Lincoln Repository