Ellis Nathaniel Jones

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Room V01-06
Visiting address Forskningsv. 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1133 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Popular music and the internet
  • DIY, independent, and alternative music cultures
  • Social media and subjectivity
  • Cultural work and the cultural industries
  • History of new media


Note: from January 2020 – January 2021 I'll be away from Oslo, visiting at the University of Western Ontario (thanks to an NFR Overseas Research Grant), but still working on the MASHED project.

My research focusses on the relationship between music cultures and the internet, and tends to draw on media and communication theory, as well as critical social theory and cultural studies, to elucidate contemporary issues across media, culture and society. My first book, DIY Music and the Politics of Social Media, will be published by Bloomsbury in January 2021. I've also published in journals including Popular Music, Popular Music and Society, Social Media and Society, and Media, Culture, and Society.

My PhD thesis, completed at University of Leeds' School of Media and Communication, and supervised by David Hesmondhalgh and Leslie Meier, explored the changing status of independent and alternative music scenes in the age of social media platforms. I have an MA in Music, Culture and Politics (Cardiff University), and a BA in English and Music (Oxford Brookes University).


  • IASPM Andrew Goodwin Prize 2017
  • HEA Associate Fellowship



DIY Music and the Politics of Social Media. Bloomsbury, 2021.



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