Michalis Poupazis

PhD student and Teaching Assistant at the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, Music Faculty, UCC, Ireland

Michalis Poupazis is a PhD student and Teaching Assistant at the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, Music Faculty, UCC, Ireland. He has served as a Master Students’ Representative during his AHRC Awarded MA in Ethnomusicology at Durham University, and currently serves as the PhD Students’ Representative at the Music Department. At the completion of his undergraduate degree, BA Popular Music at the University of Hull, Michalis was awarded a Prize for Best Overall Performance In Music Department. His CACSSS Scholarship Awarded doctoral research explores the cultural world of Greek- and Turkish- Cypriot migrants in Birmingham, and will be the first study in this field to counterpose perspectives from Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot subjects in a musico-cultural setting. It aims to advance ethnomusicological treatment of diasporic communities as inherently plural and interactive, and to make available findings from the diaspora as a resource for improving intercommunal relations in Cyprus. This paper is based on fieldwork conducted in 2012-14 in Cyprus and Birmingham. Fieldwork in 2012-13 was funded by an AHRC grant, and was conducted under the supervision of Music Department at Durham University. For 2013-14 a College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences grant fund fieldwork, while conducted under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Stock at University College Cork, Ireland.

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