Rafal Zaborowski

Thesis title:  Audible Audiences: Engaging with Music in Japan

Supervisor: Sonia Livingstone

Rafal passed his PhD viva in 2015 and is now an LSE Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE, where he teaches on media audiences, qualitative methodology and media development. Rafal is interested in music reception and social practices of listening, the co-evolution of media audiences and media institutions as well as in critical, qualitative methods of academic inquiry. 

Selected publications:

Zaborowski, R. “Hatsune Miku and Japanese virtual idols”, in S. Whiteley and S. Rambarran (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality, New York: Oxford University Press, 2015 (in press). Zaborowski, R. (Ed.) “Audiences and their musics: New approaches”, special issue of Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA-PGN, Vol 9(2), 2016 (in press).

Zaborowski, R. and Dhaenens, F. “Reception of what? Approaches to the concept in recent audience studies”, Participations, 12(2), 2016 (in preparation).

Zaborowski, R. “‘Simple unchanging stories about things we already know’: Japanese youth and popular songs”, Participations, 9(2), 2012. “American Japan–Japanese America”, review of Japanamerica: How Japanese pop culture has invaded the U.S. by R. Kelts, Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 2008.

Contact information:

Email: r.zaborowski@lse.ac.uk

Website: rafal.asia

Twitter: @myredtowel