ERC Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham
Dr Skelchy is an interdisciplinary scholar specialising in the popular musics of Indonesia and Malaysia. He received his PhD in Ethnomusicology (2015) and MA in Southeast Asian Studies (2010) from the University of California - Riverside. His research interests include multiracial studies, sound studies, popular music (sub)cultures, decolonisation and gender. He is a recipient of a Fulbright US Scholar grant (2017-2018), Fulbright Institute for International Education Fellowship (2011-2012) and the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program Fellowship (2011-2012). Recent publications include an article in the Journal of Popular Music Studies (September 2017) which explored identity and anti-genre aesthetics and musical practices among San Francisco Bay Area Noise and experimental Rock artists; and a chapter in the edited volume, Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities (University of Hawai’i Press, 2017). Dr Skelchy is leading Stream 2 ("Sounds of Occupation") of the COTCA Project.