Áine Mangaoang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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PhD Music (2015), University of Liverpool, UK

MA Music & Cultural History (2009); BMus (2007); BA Honours Music & History of Art (2006)University College Cork, Ireland 

Previously held academic posts at Listaháskóli Islands | Iceland Academy of the Arts (Iceland), the Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool (UK), St Patrick's College, Dublin City University, and University College Cork (Ireland).

Current Research

My work is primarily concerned with how music is used, experienced and mediated in everyday life, particularly by those on the margins of society. My current project Prisons of Note, aims to map the use, experience, and circumstance surrounding popular music in places of detention. Starting in Norway, this project uses mixed methodologies to gain insight into the complexities of establishing -- and maintaining -- music initiatives in contemporary state institutions.  

My first monograph Dangerous Mediations: YouTube, Pop Music, and Power in a Philippine Prison Video (New York: Bloomsbury, forthcoming) uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine the overlooked, every-day use of music in a prison. Using a localised case study, this book and related peer-reviewed articles in Postcolonial Text and Torture, ask broader questions about the use of music as a form of discipline in the digital era and challenges notions of music as an inherently positive force. 

Teaching & Supervision

I am course convenor for MUS2531MUS4531 Music and Media (Vår 2017 og 2018), and MUS4501 Aktuell musikkvitenskap "Popular Music & Dust: Archives, Memory, Heritage, Historiography" -- a new collaborative course taught in partnership with the popular music archive in Nasjonabiblioteket (the National Library of Norway) (Høst 2017). I lecture on the following courses: MUS2605 - Populærmusikkstudier (Popular Music Studies) and MUS2445 - Musikkens historie (Music history)

Current Master supervision projects include ethnomusicology, and folk music heritage. I have supervised Master and Bachelor students working on topics including: audiovisual media, app albums, popular music and politics, music and digital cultures. I'm happy to hear from prospective Master and PhD students interested in researching any of these areas. 

Previous Projects 

I was postdoctoral researcher on the AHRC-funded Music and Stories from the Archives project at the Popular Music Archive. Working closely with Sara Cohen (PI) University of Liverpool, this research and public-engagement project examined popular music materiality, and culminated in a curated public exhibition of music memorabilia at the Open Eye Gallery. I directed and produced a short documentary film Music, Photographs and Stories from the Archives that captured musical memories inspired by the archives. 

Additional research is focused on music ecologies, cultures, and place. As postdoctoral research follow with PI John O'Flynn, I carried out a twelve-month ethnography of Dublin's popular music experience, incorporating perspectives of fans (citizens and tourists), musicians, and music industry personnel. The results are published in the Mapping Popular Music in Dublin Executive Report and the research-informed Dublin Music Map. Building research partnerships between St Patrick's College, the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), Fáilte Ireland and Dublin City Arts Office among others, this project was shortlisted for the DCU President's Award for Engagement.   

I have life-long interests in community music, music as social integration, and inclusive music education, with a focus on music among Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. I am the author of two reports on the Sing Out with Strings music project, commissioned the Irish Chamber Orchestra.


Academic Service, Awards, & Impact

  • Co-Convenor of Nordic Sounds: Critical Music Research Network, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.
  • Editorial Board for Arts, an international scholarly open access journal, Switzerland.
  • AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) Cultural Engagement Fellow and recipient of the Knowledge Exchange & Impact Bursary, Business Gateway, University of Liverpool.
  • National committee for the Society for Music Education in Ireland since 2014-'18.
  • Executive Board Member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) UK & Ireland, serving as Membership Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and Ireland Representative, from 2011-'16.
  • Received the Cork Conference Ambassador Award (2014) a civil recognition awarded by the Lord Mayor of Cork, the Cork Convention Bureau & Meet in Ireland Programme as Co-Chair of the Local Committee for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK & Ireland Biennial Conference, held at University College Cork, 2014.
  • First recipient of the Institute of Popular Music 21st Anniversary PhD Scholarship at the University of Liverpool, 2010.
  • Research featured in news articles and interviews with BBC Radio Merseyside, The Dublin Inquirer, The Irish Times ("On the Record" and "How Music Works" features), RTÉ Radio 2, Dublin's 98FM Radio, and Liverpool Community Radio. 

Peer-Reviewer for:

  • Asian Studies (University of the Philippines)
  • Ethnomusicology Ireland (International Council for Traditional Music)
  • Kritika Kultura (Ateneo de Manila University)
  • Networking Knowledge (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association)
  • MUSICultures (Canadian Society for Traditional Music / La Société canadienne pour les traditions musicales)
  • Open Library of Humanities (UK)
  • Popular Music (Cambridge University Press)
  • Rowman & Littlefield International



Tags: Music and Media, Musicology, Media, Popular Music, Cultural history, Ethnomusicology, Music and Society, Music History, Nordic


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  • Mangaoang, Áine (2017). Critical Approaches to Music in Detention.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2017). Dangerous Mediations: Pop Music in a Philippine Prison.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2017, 04. juli). Fanger måtte danse som Michael Jackson. [Internett].  Det humnistiske fakultet forskning, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2017). Prisons of Note.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2017). Prisons of Note: Nordic perspectives.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2017, 13. februar). The Brief. [Internett].  Silent Frame: the art of discovery.
  • Mangaoang, Áine & O'Flynn, John (2017). Mapping the city margins? Popular Music experience, representation and memory.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2016). Five Songs.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2016, 08. juni). "How Music Works: How to make Dublin a music city to be proud of" by Niall Byrne.  The Irish Tmes.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2016). Keynote Lecture. Visualising Beyoncé: Intersectionality and the Art of Signed Song.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2016). Mapping Popular Music.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2016, 30. juli). Music, Photographs & Stories from the Archives. [Internett].  Short Film.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2016, 03. mars). Popular Music Archive. [Radio].  BBC Radio Merseyside.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2016). Popular music in third level education.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2016). Popular music research today: from music mapping to prison rehabilitation.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2016). Sing Out With Strings End of Year Report 2016: Staff Perspectives.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2016, 01. juni). The Popular Music Archive at the Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool. [Radio].  Liverpool Jazz Radio Show, Liverpool Community Radio.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2016). Towards a Public Musicology?.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2016, 10. juni). "What is the signature sound of Dublin city?" by Jim Carroll.  The Irish Times.
  • Mangaoang, Aine & Cohen, Sara (2016). Music, Photographs & Stories from the Archives.
  • Mangaoang, Áine & O'Flynn, John (2016). Applying Digital, Ecological, and Experimental Methodologies to Fieldwork.
  • Mangaoang, Áine & O'Flynn, John (2016). Dublin Music Map. DOI: 10.13140. Show summary
  • Mangaoang, Aine & O'Flynn, John (2016). Mapping Popular Music in Dublin: Executive Report. DOI: 10.13140.
  • Mangaoang, Aine & O'Flynn, John (2016). ‘Raised on songs and stories’: Creating and mediating Dublin’s musical pasts and present through conversation.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2015). Dangerous Mediations: YouTube, Pop Music & Power in a Philippine Prison Video.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2015). ‘Order 1081’: Martial Law at the Discothèque..
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2015, 28. juli). "Researchers are ‘Mapping’ Dublin’s Music Scene" by Lauli Foroudi.  Dublin Inquirer.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2015). Rethinking Deaf Ears: Music Video, Digital Media, and Deaf Cultur.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2015). Sing Out with Strings End of Year Report 2015: Children’s Perspective.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2015). The Panaudicon: Mobile Music, and the Politics of Prison Rehabilitation.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2015, 19. juli). Totally Irish 98FM radio show with John Barker. [Radio].
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2015). Where the Streets Have No Name: Approaching Dublin’s Music Tourism Potential.
  • Mangaoang, Aine & O'Flynn, John (2015). Mapping Popular Music in Dublin.
  • Mangaoang, Aine & Western, Thomas (2015). IASPM UK & Ireland Biennial Conference Review. International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK & Ireland Annual Newsletter.  31, s 8- 11
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2015). Sounding Dublin: Mapping Contemporary Popular Music Experience in the ‘City of a Thousand Bands’.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2014). Dance Like Everybody’s Watching: Remediation in Online Home Dance Videos.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2014). Dangerous Mediations: Pop Music, Viral Video & YouTube aesthetics.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2014). Media & Popular Music (Media Topics). Popular Music.  ISSN 0261-1430.  33(1), s 155- 157
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2014). Mediating Loss and Nostalgia in YouTube Music Videos.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2014). Music & Digital Cultures.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2014). Music & Digital Ethnography (Or, everything I know about music I’ve learned from YouTube).
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2014). Performing the postcolonial in the Philippine prison music.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2013). Blurred Lines: Misogyny & Sexism in Popular Music.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2013). ‘Emo Disco’: Euphoria, Intimacy & Power in David Byrne’s song cycle Here Lies Love.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2013). Remix, Reinvent, Reimagine: Experiencing Philippine Popular Music in the Digital Age.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2013). Therapy or Torture?: YouTube, & the Dancing Inmates of Cebu.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2013). Understanding Music Video & YouTube.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2012). ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’: Negotiating Philippine Musical Identity after Digital Media..
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2012). Jailhouse Rock: Viral video & penal spectacle.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2012). Michael Jackson & the Digital Panopticon.
  • Mangaoang, Áine (2012). The Digital Communitarian: Pop Music in Contemporary Participatory Culture.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2011). Drawn to Sound: Animation Film Music & Sonicity. Music, Sound, and the Moving Image.  ISSN 1753-0768.  5(2), s 179- 184
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2011). Thriller.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2008). Already Sleeping / Hidden Hands.
  • Mangaoang, Aine (2007). Safekeeping.

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Published Oct. 4, 2016 8:01 PM - Last modified Apr. 24, 2019 8:00 AM