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Stan Hawkins

Professor emeritus


Stan Hawkins is a musicologist researching within the field of popular music studies. He has a background in musicology, composition, and analysis, with a main focus on interdisciplinary research. He holds a PhD from the University of York in composition and started the first popular music and recording courses at Salford University, Manchester in 1990, where he was Director of the Popular Music Research Unit from 1992-1995. He took up his current post at Oslo University in 1995, where he started up courses in popular music. Stan has long experience as a teacher, researcher, and has been editor and series editor for Routledge's Ashgate Folk and Popular Music Series from 2009-2019. In addition to leading various national and international projects, he has been guest researcher at City University London and Humboldt-Universität, Berlin. He is a leading scholar in gender and audiovisual research, with four international monographs six edited collections, and numerous chapter contributions and articles to his name. He was leader of a Norwegian Research Council state funded project (2010-2014) Popular Music and Gender in a Transcultural Context and is a key researcher behind the development of the Centre of Excellence RITMO at University of Oslo. He has worked as an evaluator for the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant Panels in 2018.


Popular Music Studies, Music Analysis, Music & Media, Gender Studies, Performance Practice 


Music in the Nordic Region

Popular Music Theory and Methods

Popular Music and Media

Music Video Production

Music Analysis

Harmonay and Composition


1988-1990 - lecturer (University of Salford, UK)

1991-1994 - senior lecturer and Director of Popular Music Research Unity (University of Salford, Manchester)

1995-2002 - associate professor (Dept of Musicology, University of Oslo)

2003-present . professor of musicology (Dept of Musicology, University of Oslo)

2005-present - professor II (Ritmisk musikk, University of Agder)

Director of Studies, Director of Research (2002, 2009, 2013-18)


Gender and transculturalism

Masculinities within a LGBTQ context

Music Analysis

Nordic Identity and Abnomalies

Utvalgte publikasjoner


Hawkins, Stan (2017). The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender. Routledge.  ISBN 9781472456830.  382 s.

Hawkins, Stan (2016). Queerness in Pop Music: Aesthetics, Gender Norms, and Temporality. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-82087-6.  243 s.

Hawkins, Stan (ed.) (2012). Critical Musicological Reflections: Essays in Honour of Derek B. Scott. Ashgate.  ISBN 978-1-4094-2560-1.  257 s.

Hawkins, Stan (ed.) (2011). Pop Music and Easy Listening: The Library of Essays on Popular Music. Ashgate.  ISBN 9780754629528.  523 s.

Hawkins, Stan & Niblock, Sarah (2011). Prince: The Making of a Pop Music Phenomenon. Ashgate.  ISBN 978-0-7546-6876-3.  195 s.

Hawkins, Stan (2009). The British Pop Dandy : masculinity, popular music and culture. Ashgate. ISBN 978-0-7546-5858-0 222 s.

Hawkins, Stan (with Sheila Whiteley and Andy Bennett). 2004. Music, Space and Place: Popular Music and Cultural Identity. Ashgate. ISBN 0-7546-3737-9) 224 s.

Hawkins, Stan. 2002. Settling the Pop Score: Pop texts and identity politics. Ashgate ISBN 0-7546-0352-0) 220 s.

Sist endret: 22.12.2020 10:12