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Research Activity

I specialise in the sounds and cultures of contemporary, electronically-produced dance music.

My postdoctoral project examines gender in dance music cultures, gender and sound, and the experiences of women DJs. I investigate mechanisms that promote or hinder equality and participation.

Read more at my personal webpage.


Supervision Topics

Music and society

Music and culture

Music and politics

Music and technology

Music and gender, class, race

Music and dance

Popular music

Electronic dance music / rave / DJ cultures



Teaching (in English)

Courses organised

- Gender and Music Bachelor or Master's 

Popular Music Studies 

- Current Musicological Research. Electronic Dance Music: Technologies, Sounds, and Cultures Bachelor or Master's


Other courses taught



I received my PhD in 2014 from the University of Edinburgh, supervised by Prof. Simon Frith and Dr. Annette Davison

My previous education includes a Bachelor of Music majoring in composition and piano performance, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in sociology, from the University of New South Wales. My musical education was exclusively in the area of classical /art music until I shifted my focus to the study of dance music and DJ cultures in 2010.



DJing is an integral component of my research.

Tags: Music and Society, Popular Music, Musicology, Music Technology, Music and Media, Musical Aesthetics


Gadir, Tami. 2018. Understanding Agency from the Decks to the Dance Floor 24(3). ISSN 1067-3040.  


Gadir, Tami. 2017. Forty-Seven DJs, Four Women: Meritocracy, Talent and Postfeminist PoliticsDancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 9(1).  50–72. ISSN 1947-5403.


Gadir, Tami. 2017.  "I Don't Play Girly House Music": Women, Sonic Stereotyping and the Dancing DJ´, in The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender, ed. Stan Hawkins. London & New York: Routledge, 196–210.

Hanley, Fiona, Tami Gadir and Irene Noy. 2015. Conversing ‘trina chéile’’. In Corporeality and Cultures: Bodies in Movement, ed. Sellberg, Karin, Lena Wånggren and Kamillea Aghtan. London & New York: Routledge, 9–20.

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  • Gadir, Tami (2018). Dance Music: Just Being Human.
  • Gadir, Tami (2018). Dance Music: Just Being Human.
  • Gadir, Tami (2018). Musical “Quality” over Gender Equality? When Culture Clashes with Law. Show summary
  • Gadir, Tami; Meanwell, Peter; Jensen, Juno & Bellebono, Jon (2018). Borealis Festival Presents: Creating Spaces, Taking Risks (Panel).
  • Werner, Ann; Gadir, Tami & de Boise, Sam (2018). Past the Point of Representation: New Agendas in Research on Music and Gender. Show summary
  • Gadir, Tami (2017). Introduction: Dance Music, Diverse Perspectives.
  • Nielsen, Nanette; Devine, Kyle; Hagen, Per Ole & Gadir, Tami (2017). How We Got into Academia, and How to Get (More) Out of It: Ideas Entrepreneurship in Action.
  • Gadir, Tami (2016, 10. september). "Contemporary Music Review explores gender equality behind the DJ music scene". [Internett].  The Girl: A Blog for the Modern Day Woman.
  • Gadir, Tami (2016, 25. oktober). «Feminin sound» = dårlig dansemusikk?. [Internett].  Kilden, kjønnsforskning.no.
  • Gadir, Tami (2016). Gendering Technologies, Racialising Bodies: Challenging Assumptions in the Theory and Practice of Dance Music and DJing.
  • Gadir, Tami (2016, 05. august). It’s hard to be a ‘Girl DJ’ - Exploring gender (in)equality behind the scenes of the Music industry. [Tidsskrift].  http://newsroom.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/S=7dade3d4a668f202.
  • Gadir, Tami (2016, 07. november). Kvinnelige DJar vert diskriminerte. [Radio].  NRK Kulturnytt.
  • Gadir, Tami (2016). The Gendered Turntable: women DJs and their machines.
  • Gadir, Tami (2016). Traversing Asymmetries: Conversing with Women who DJ.
  • Gadir, Tami (2016). What is 21st Century musical instrument?.
  • Gadir, Tami (2016). What is a 21st Century Musical Instrument?.
  • Gadir, Tami (2016). “Women in Electronic Music”.
  • Gadir, Tami (2015). The Techno Magician: DJing, Gender and the Glass Ceiling.
  • Gadir, Tami (2015). Underground, Overrated: Gender Normativity in Dance Music and DJ cultures.
  • Gadir, Tami (2014). Analysing Agency: Perspectives from the DJ Booth.
  • Gadir, Tami (2014). Decks are Different: Dance Music, Turntablism and the DJ.
  • Gadir, Tami (2012). Creativity and its Constraints in Contemporary Club Cultures.
  • Gadir, Tami (2011). Addressing the 'Dance' in Dance Music: methodology, format and the idea of performance.
  • Gadir, Tami (2011). How Does the Music Move You? Ethnography, Music Analysis and Aesthetics in the Study of Contemporary Nightclub Dance Music.
  • Gadir, Tami; Hanley, Fiona & Noy, Irene (2011). Stepping out and into rhythms: moving corporeal inquiries from music, art history and cultural studies.

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Published Jan. 16, 2015 8:36 AM - Last modified Oct. 5, 2018 7:33 AM