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Dr Tom Rice

Research Interests

sound, listening, auditory culture, bioacoustics, sound recording, radio, visual anthropology, institutions

Research Supervision

I am particularly interested in supervising students working on the anthropology of sound and/or music, the anthropology of institutions and anthrozoology (particularly in relation to bioacoustics).

I am currently first supervisor on the following PhD project:

Emily Stone -  The Cat is Nature's Beauty': Ethnography of More-Than-Human Interrelatedness in UK Cat Shows.  


I am currently second supervisor on the following PhD projects:

Katherine Marx - Performing wildness and building wilderness in the spaces of the 'other'.

Eva Shurig - The interdependency of music choice and the social environment in headphone listening.


I acted as second supervsior on the following completed PhD projects:

Sharon Merz - Dancing crocodiles and pursuing pythons: totemism and human-animal relations in Northwestern Benin.

Liz Dennis - Music, dementia and everyday life within a community day care setting.


I supervised the following postgraduate research projects:


Alexei Onofrei - 'Pig cutting' and agrarian development in rural Romania: the remedial properties of human-porcine engagements in the countryside. (ESRC-funded MA by Research dissertation).

Eimear McLoughlin - 'We're animal lovers': listening to the slaughterhouse, respecting the animal and a better death'. (ESRC-funded MRes dissertation, part of ESRC SWDTC 1+3).


I was also mentor on Trever Hagen's Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Project - Hearing and Listening in Urban Spaces (HEALUS): sound, health and community.

Research Students