Ieva Gudaitytė

Doctoral Research Fellow - IMV stab
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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 2 ZEB-bygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1017 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Independent / community Music Radio
  • Music and Politics
  • Sociology of Music
  • Popular Musicology
  • Sound Studies


My PhD project investigates how community music radio can offer joyful strategies for civil disobedience and political participation in times of regime shifts or other significant socio-political changes. Small scale grassroots music radio stations – physical and metaphorical platforms for opinion exchange – allow closer collaborations with society (thus a more immediate space to react to changing political landscape) and a more personal involvement, motivated by sociality and fun. This work aims to inquire into the role of music within it: how musical (i.e., as opposed to media outlets explicitly purposed to convey textual information) profiles of the stations offer alternative strategies of participatory engagement and confrontation of populist and/or authoritarian “seriousness”; and how the ambiguity of musical text relates to the radio’s ability to create channels for aural knowledge exchange in times of uncertainty and instability. 


MA Cultural Musicology, University of Amsterdam (2020)
Thesis: The Invisible Politics of the Radio: the case of Budapest community radios

BSc Physics and Music, University of Edinburgh (2018)
Thesis: Borders of Fun: Decoding rock tradition in Soviet Lithuania


Tags: Radio cultures, Popular Music Studies, Sound Studies, Music and Politics.


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