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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 on bioacoustics.

I am currently first supervisor on the following PhD projects:

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

Yolanda Delgado Rovira - Implementing Japanese Zoo Design in Barcelona Zoo. 


I am second supervisor on the following PhD projects:

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

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

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


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

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


I was also mentor on Trever Hagen's Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Project - Hearing and Listening in Urban Spaces

Research Students