Graduate Student (2nd Year) 

Alexander Marsden grew up in Lancaster, in the UK. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from the University of Cambridge (2010-2014). To date, his primary research has centred around electronic dance music and rap in Britain, focusing on issues of critical reception, the politics of genre definition, and the relationship between concepts of modernism and popular music. Outside of his academic work, Alexander enjoys cycling, walking, and curries.

  • Email: amarsden@live.unc.edu
  • Office: Hill Hall 219

Conference Papers

‘The Blind Beatmaker: Evolutionary Metaphors of Stylistic Change in the Hardcore Continuum’ (18th IASPM Biennial 2015, Universidade Estadual de Campinas)

Teaching Assistant:

  • Music and Politics (MUSC291)