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Sam de Boise

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow School/office: School of Music, Theatre and Art


Phone: +46 19 303334

Room: M3214

Sam de Boise

About Sam de Boise

Sam is a postdoctoral researcher in musicology.

He graduated with a BA (Hons) in sociology from the University of Leeds in 2006 and a MA (Hons) in Sociology at the University of Birmingham in 2007. He worked as a media researcher from 2008-2009 before beginning his PhD in Sociology at the University of Leeds in 2009. After completing his doctorate in 2012 he worked as a teaching fellow in Sociology and Social Psychology in the Department of Sociology, at the University of York, from 2012-2014. He joined Musikhögskolan at Örebro in August 2014 to take up a postdoctoral research position. His current project is looking to explore gender and participation in different types of musical activity in the UK and Sweden.

He primarily writes and researches on gender, feminist theory, music and social inequalities but also has an active interest in looking at capitalist social relations, social change and music.

He also teaches on the music education and musicology programs within the department.


Articles in journals |  Books |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers | 

Articles in journals


de Boise, S. (2015). Men, masculinity, music and emotions. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapters in books

de Boise, S. & Billström, R. (2016). Playing with Gender: Toward Critical, Transnational Perspectives on Music and Gender. In: Antenor Ferreira Corrêa, Music in an intercultural perspective (pp. 25-40). Brasilia: Strong Edições.

Conference papers

de Boise, S. , Varkøy, Ø. , Rolle, C. & Georgii-Hemming, E. (2015). Contesting the Concept of ‘Activism’ in Music Education. Paper presented at 19th conference of Nordic Network for Research in Music Education (NNMPF 2015), Activism in Music Education, Helsinki, Finland, March 3-5, 2015.
de Boise, S. (2015). Cultural Capital and Music in the UK and Sweden: Exploring Class and Gender Inequalities. In: Societies in transition Progression or regression? : BSA Annual Conference 2015. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2015, Societies in Transition: Progression or Regression? Glasgow, UK, April 15-17, 2015. Durham: British Sociological Association.
de Boise, S. & Conway, D. (2015). Declining Homophobia, ‘Softening’ Masculinity and Liberalism in the UK: Evaluating the Evidence. Paper presented at 4th European Conference on Politics and Gender, Uppsala, Sweden, June 11-13, 2015.
de Boise, S. (2015). Music Participation Matters: Gender Inequalities and Higher Education Music Course Selection in the UK and Sweden. Paper presented at International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (ISSME2015), Loyola University, New Orleans, USA, June 14-17, 2015.