Dr Maria Perevedentseva

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

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Contact Details

New Adelphi Building, 5.02
University Road
M5 4BR

Current positions

Lecturer in Musicology


I joined Salford's School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology in September 2022, after completing my AHRC-funded PhD titled 'Something for Your Mind, Your Body and Your Soul. Timbre and Meaning in Electronic Dance Music' at Goldsmiths, University of London earlier that year. Before that, I received an MA in Music from the University of Chicago, and a BA from the University of Oxford.

My research specialisms lie in the analysis of timbre and the history and criticism of electronic dance music and the popular avant-garde, with other research interests including music cognition, cultural theory, genre, linguistics, and computational approaches to cultural analysis. I am a co-founder of the Music and Online Cultures Research Network (www.mocren.org), and a member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2021 and, before joining Salford, was an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Music and the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, and a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts at Middlesex University. My teaching and supervision specialisms lie in the history and analysis of twentieth and twenty-first century popular and experimental musics and their related critical discourses.

Areas of Supervision

I welcome PhD proposals in areas relating to the intersections of sound, music and philosophy, and the social and cultural analysis of twentieth and twenty-first century popular and experimental musics, broadly defined. I also welcome proposals relating to the study of how music is produced, consumed and shared online, as well as those employing innovative qualitative and computational methods for musicological study.

Please email me to discuss prospective projects.


I teach across the Popular Music and Recording, Creative Music Technology, and Music Management and Creative Enterprise degree programmes.

At level 4, I am module leader for Popular Music Style and Genre, Interpreting Popular Music and Popular Music and Postmodernity, and a tutor for Popular Music History and Culture.

At level 5, I am module leader for Sound, Music and Society and a tutor for Popular Music and Identity.

At level 6, I am the subject lead for Collection of Writings and supervise dissertations as part of the Project Scope and Negotiated Major Project modules.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

    2019 - 2021
  • PhD in Music

    2017 - 2022
  • MA in Music

    2015 - 2017
  • BA (Hons) Music

    2010 - 2013