Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


I am an anthropologist with interdisciplinary research interests in contemporary Australian social issues, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Media, Creative Industries, Musicology and the Digital Humanities. My research investigates how music is used to negotiate issues of significant concern in the lives of contemporary young people and adults, including the negotiation of non-normative gendered identities, precarity, climate change, and the consequences of screen-mediated interaction. My findings show how music making allows those engaged with its practice to deal with anxiety and alienation as well as the potential of digital platforms.

My thesis, ‘People, Platforms, Practice: The Social Mediation of Electronic Music Production’, available in the University library, investigated the impact of the Internet and digital technologies on contemporary music practice, social relationships and subjectivity.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Chambers, P. (2021). Producing the self: Digitisation, music-making and subjectivity. Journal of Sociology, 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2019 Chambers, P. H. (2019). People, Platforms, Practice: The Social Mediation of Electronic Music Production. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2018 - 2018 ANTH3034 Visual Anthropology University of Adelaide Paul Chambers
    2018 - 2018 ANTH1104 Foundations of Social Anthropology: People and Culture University of Adelaide Paul Chambers

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