Dr Dhanveer Singh Brar

Staff details

PositionLecturer in Visual Cultures
Department Visual Cultures
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Dr Dhanveer Singh Brar

Dhanveer is a scholar of Black Studies, as it intersects with Cultural Studies, Sound Studies and Critical Theory. The research he undertakes covers theorizations of black diasporic sonic culture from the mid-twentieth century to the present, the question of form in the black radical tradition, and the politics of black critical thought. He has published in journals such as Social Text, Darkmatter and Cesura // Acceso and is a founding member of the London based Black Study Group.

At present he is working on a book manuscript analysing electronic dance music, urban geography and sonic culture in the contemporary black diaspora of the Global North. He has previously held an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at University of Pennsylvania and a Junior Research Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL.

Academic Qualifications

PhD Media and Communications. Goldsmiths College (2013)

MA English Literature. University of Southampton (2005)

BA English Literature and History. University of Southampton (2004)


Popular Modernism 1 (Autumn 2017/2018)

Popular Modernism 2 (Spring 2017/2018)

Beyond Boundaries (Spring 2017/2018)

Areas of Supervision

Black diasporic studies, black cultural aesthetics, cultural studies, sound studies, race and critical theory