Dr Andrew Green

  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow (Music)

Research interests

An ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar, Andrew’s research focuses on the music industries in Mexico. It examines intersections between musical practice, politics, activism, urban geography, economics, and technology. In keeping with the interdisciplinary focus of this research, his academic background is diverse; Andrew completed his undergraduate studies in Music and Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, before studying for a Master’s at the University of East Anglia’s School of International Development. Andrew then went to Royal Holloway, University of London, to undertake doctoral studies in Ethnomusicology. His PhD dissertation focused on activist musicians performing in support of the pro-indigenous rights, anti-capitalist Zapatista movement; as such, it engaged with key questions about performances of music intended to effect political change. How do instrumental or strategic goals co-exist with ongoing, “prefigurative” ones in activist musicianship? What role can music play in knitting together activist networks, and what kinds of music do such networks encourage? How do activist musicians find, or create, spaces for performance when their values conflict with those dominant within the society around them?

Following completion of his PhD, Andrew spent eighteen months teaching at University of the West of Scotland’s School of Media, Culture, and Society, and as a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, before moving to the University of Glasgow in 2018 to take up a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellowship. This Fellowship funds the project “Sonic Trajectories of Censorship in Mexico”, which studies histories and perceptions of censorship in the independent music scene in Mexico.

Outside of this project, Andrew’s research interests include shamanism and witchcraft in southern Mexico, and the ways that the so-called “anarchist turn” in anthropology may be used to make sense of marginal musical practices. He has work published and forthcoming in Ethnomusicology Forum, Popular Music, and Popular Music and Society.


Publications

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2019

Green, A. (2019) "What will the respectable public say?" Protest musicianship and class in "Sexta" events in Mexico City. In: Montero-Diaz, F. and Winter, F. (eds.) Citizenship in the Latin American Upper and Middle Classes: Ethnographic Perspectives on Culture and Politics. Series: Routledge advances in sociology. Routledge: London, pp. 30-45. ISBN 9780815353928 (doi:10.4324/9781351134316-3)

Green, A. (2019) Street music, governance and cultural policy in San Cristóbal de Las Casas. International Journal of Cultural Policy, (doi:10.1080/10286632.2019.1567721) (Early Online Publication)

2018

Green, A. (2018) Revolutionary songs in a gentrifying city: stylistic change and the economics of salvage in Southern Mexico. Popular Music, 37(3), pp. 351-370. (doi:10.1017/S0261143018000429)

Green, A. (2018) Producing an other nation: Autogestión, Zapatismo, and tradition in home studio music-making in Mexico City. Popular Music and Society, 41(4), pp. 353-372. (doi:10.1080/03007766.2017.1281022)

Green, A. and Street, J. (2018) Music and activism: from prefigurative to pragmatic politics. In: Meikle, G. (ed.) Routledge Companion to Media and Activism. Series: Routledge media and cultural studies companions. Routledge: United Kingdom. ISBN 9781138202030

2017

Green, A. (2017) The ethnography of hip-hop nostalgia: Indigeneity, intimacy and “roots” in Mexico. Suomen Antropologi, 42(2), pp. 43-59.

2016

Green, A. J. (2016) Activist musicianship, sound, the ‘Other Campaign’ and the limits of public space in Mexico City. Ethnomusicology Forum, 25(3), pp. 345-366. (doi:10.1080/17411912.2016.1236350)

2015

Green, A. (2015) Rage Against The Machine, Zapatismo and the aesthetics of anger. Popular Music, 34(3), pp. 390-407. (doi:10.1017/S0261143015000331)

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Number of items: 8.

Articles

Green, A. (2019) Street music, governance and cultural policy in San Cristóbal de Las Casas. International Journal of Cultural Policy, (doi:10.1080/10286632.2019.1567721) (Early Online Publication)

Green, A. (2018) Revolutionary songs in a gentrifying city: stylistic change and the economics of salvage in Southern Mexico. Popular Music, 37(3), pp. 351-370. (doi:10.1017/S0261143018000429)

Green, A. (2018) Producing an other nation: Autogestión, Zapatismo, and tradition in home studio music-making in Mexico City. Popular Music and Society, 41(4), pp. 353-372. (doi:10.1080/03007766.2017.1281022)

Green, A. (2017) The ethnography of hip-hop nostalgia: Indigeneity, intimacy and “roots” in Mexico. Suomen Antropologi, 42(2), pp. 43-59.

Green, A. J. (2016) Activist musicianship, sound, the ‘Other Campaign’ and the limits of public space in Mexico City. Ethnomusicology Forum, 25(3), pp. 345-366. (doi:10.1080/17411912.2016.1236350)

Green, A. (2015) Rage Against The Machine, Zapatismo and the aesthetics of anger. Popular Music, 34(3), pp. 390-407. (doi:10.1017/S0261143015000331)

Book Sections

Green, A. (2019) "What will the respectable public say?" Protest musicianship and class in "Sexta" events in Mexico City. In: Montero-Diaz, F. and Winter, F. (eds.) Citizenship in the Latin American Upper and Middle Classes: Ethnographic Perspectives on Culture and Politics. Series: Routledge advances in sociology. Routledge: London, pp. 30-45. ISBN 9780815353928 (doi:10.4324/9781351134316-3)

Green, A. and Street, J. (2018) Music and activism: from prefigurative to pragmatic politics. In: Meikle, G. (ed.) Routledge Companion to Media and Activism. Series: Routledge media and cultural studies companions. Routledge: United Kingdom. ISBN 9781138202030

This list was generated on Mon Nov 18 08:40:05 2019 GMT.

Grants

  • 2011-2014: Arts and Humanities Research Council, PhD studentship, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 2018-2021: Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship, “Sonic Trajectories of Censorship in Mexico”, University of Glasgow

Additional Information

External positions:

  • Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
  • Early Career Researcher, Institute of Musical Research, 1 Sep 2015 - 1 Sep 2016
  • Organizer, “Music, Political Activism and the State”, One-day conference, University of Southampton, April 2016
  • Recipient of Marie Sklodowska Curie Seal of Excellence, April 2017