Dr. Rehan Hyder
BA(Hons), MSc, PhD.
Hyder teaches theory relating to youth culture and popular music, on BA Media Culture & Practice and BA Media & Journalism, with a particular interest in questions of cultural identity and ethnicity.
Area of Expertise
Hyder's research interests are broadly concerned with the study of cultural identity and ethnicity in relation to range of popular texts, including music, film and literature. I have written extensively on questions of cultural identity and ethnicity in relation to popular music, with a particular focus on music and locality. He is co-founder of BLIMA (Bristol Live Independent Music Archive) which documents the everyday experiences of nightlife and musical culture in Bristol and recent research in this area has been developed as part of the Goethe Institute's Ten Cities project (http://blog.goethe.de/ten-cities/).
His current research is concerned with portrayals of violence and otherness in colonial and post-colonial fiction with a particular focus on the representation of Thuggee in popular literature, film and television.
Hyder, R. (2014) Black music and cultural exchange in Bristol. In:Stratton, J. and Zuberi, N., eds. (2014) Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 85-100. ISBN 9781409469131
Henning, M. and Hyder, R. (2014) Locating the 'Bristol sound': Archiving music as everyday life. In: Cohen, S., Knifton, R., Leonard, M. and Roberts, L., eds. (2014) Sites of Popular Music Heritage: Memories, Histories, Places. Routledge. ISBN 9780415824507
Hyder, R. (2004) Brimful of Asia: Negotiating ethnicity on the UK music scene. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 9780754640646