Dr Dhanveer Singh Brar

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Visual Cultures
Department Visual Cultures
Email d.brar (@gold.ac.uk)
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)

Teaching

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

Publications

Book Section

Amiri Baraka (1934 - 2014)
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2016. Amiri Baraka (1934 - 2014). In: Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope, eds. Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism. UK: Palgrave-Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-39278-6

“Black Outbreak”
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2015. “Black Outbreak”. In: Sophie Fuggle and Tom Henri, eds. Return to the Street. London: Pavement Books. ISBN 978-0-9571470-5-8

Article

No work. All Play.
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2018. No work. All Play. Propter Nos, 3,

Atmosphere and Architecture in the Distributed Intelligence of Soundsystems: Glass Bead in conversation with Lee Gamble and Dhanveer Singh Brar
Brar, Dhanveer Singh and Gamble, Lee. 2017. Atmosphere and Architecture in the Distributed Intelligence of Soundsystems: Glass Bead in conversation with Lee Gamble and Dhanveer Singh Brar. Glass Bead, 1,

Architekture and Teklife in the Hyperghetto: The Sonic Ecology of Footwork
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2016. Architekture and Teklife in the Hyperghetto: The Sonic Ecology of Footwork. Social Text, 34(1), pp. 21-48. ISSN 0164-2472

'James Brown', 'Jamesbrown', James Brown: Black (music) from the getup
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2015. 'James Brown', 'Jamesbrown', James Brown: Black (music) from the getup. Popular Music, 34(3), pp. 471-484. ISSN 0261-1430

Ghetto Thermodynamics
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2015. Ghetto Thermodynamics. Cesura // Acceso: Journal for Music, Politics and Poetics, 1,

Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (Duke University Press, 2015)
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2014. Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (Duke University Press, 2015). New Formations, 83, ISSN 0950-2378

Conference or Workshop Item

At a Greater Distance than Sound: Wynter’s ‘new hypothesis’ and the ‘culture of dread’
Brar, Dhanveer Singh and Moreno, Louis. 2018. 'At a Greater Distance than Sound: Wynter’s ‘new hypothesis’ and the ‘culture of dread’'. In: Genres of the Human: On Sylvia Wynter. Kings College London, United Kingdom.

Klein's Prologues
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2018. 'Klein's Prologues'. In: Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Runs Reprise
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2018. 'Runs Reprise'. In: Regenerative Feedback Noise/Human/Signal. Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY, United States.

Time Let Me Play: Ideas of Childhood Innocence
Brar, Dhanveer Singh; Rekret, Paul and Sandhu, Sukhdev. 2018. 'Time Let Me Play: Ideas of Childhood Innocence'. In: Time Let Me Play: Ideas of Childhood Innocence. UnionDocs: Center for Documentary Art, United States.

Klein's Prologues
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2018. 'Klein's Prologues'. In: Crystal Clear Voices. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.

Gaze: Utterance
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2017. 'Gaze: Utterance'. In: Gaze: Utterance. ICA London, United Kingdom.

Bass / Mascon
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2017. 'Bass / Mascon'. In: Club Culture and the Politics of Bass. King's College London, United Kingdom.

Down With Childhood
Brar, Dhanveer Singh; Rekret, Paul; Thompson, Marie and Sarkar, Ash. 2017. 'Down With Childhood'. In: Down With Childhood. Cafe Oto, United Kingdom.

Introduction to performance by Larry Achiampong
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2017. 'Introduction to performance by Larry Achiampong'. In: Techno Resistance and Black Futures. Goldsmiths College. University of London. Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom May 2017.

Eddie George’s Fugitive Saturations
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2017. 'Eddie George’s Fugitive Saturations'. In: Black Film, British Cinema.. Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom May 2017.

Poverty, Abstraction, Debt: Actress’ Ghettoville
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2016. 'Poverty, Abstraction, Debt: Actress’ Ghettoville'. In: Culture and Finance Capital Lecture Series. Department of Visual Cultures. Goldsmiths College, University of London.. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom October 2016.

Walking Bsss
Brar, Dhanveer Singh and Okiji, Fumi. 2016. 'Walking Bsss'. In: Marxism in Culture Seminar. University of London. University of London, United Kingdom June 2016.

Ghettoville
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2016. 'Ghettoville'. In: Department of Geography Research Seminar. University College London. University College London, United Kingdom May 2016.

Architektural Planning
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2016. 'Architektural Planning'. In: Speeding and Braking: Navigating Acceleration. Goldsmiths, University of London 12 May 2016.

Black Secret Technology
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2016. 'Black Secret Technology'. In: Framing the Critical Decade: After the Black Arts Movement. University of Bristol.

Thesis

Blackness, Radicalism, Sound: Black Consciousness and Black Popular Music in the U.S.A (1955 – 1971)
Brar, Dhanveer Singh. 2013. Blackness, Radicalism, Sound: Black Consciousness and Black Popular Music in the U.S.A (1955 – 1971). Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London