Dr. Adam de Paor-Evans
Primary Academic Domain
Associate Institution(s)
University of Plymouth
Academic Specialisation(s)
ethnomusicology, hip hop, musicology, visual arts, cultural theory, critical theory, cultural production, material culture, writing, spatial theory, spatio-cultural ecologies, micro-ecologies, micro-economies, music cultures
Profile Summary

Adam de Paor-Evans is Associate Lecturer at University of Plymouth University, UK and Research Led at Rhythm Obscura, having previously held the post of Reader in Ethnomusicology and Director of the Creative Practice Research Academy (CPRA) at University of Central Lancashire, UK. His research is focused on the hidden histories, spatial and cultural practices of hip hop culture, and he has contributed journal articles and chapters on the subject to edited collections such as Consuming Architecture (2014), Sounds Northern (2018) and Rurality Re-imagined: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers and Wild Things (2018). He is author of the books HIP HOP IN THE STICKS: A Deepening Con/Text (2023), SCRATCHING THE SURFACE: Hip Hop, Remoteness and Everyday Life (2020) and PROVINCIAL HEADZ: British Hip Hop and Critical Regionalism (2020). He leads the research project RHYTHM OBSCURA: Revealing Hidden Histories through Ethnomusicology, Spatial and Cultural Theory and Practice. He is founding editor of HEADZ-zINe and a member of The UCLan Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX), The UCLan Music Research Group, and the European Hip Hop Studies Network.