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Marie Saunders

PhD student

Department of Music

Title of thesis:
An exploration of the role of Scottish Music in the construction and negotiation of a Scottish identity among the Scottish diaspora in London

Dr Laudan Nooshin

Higher educational background

  • MA in Sociology - Aberdeen University
  • PG Dip. Mus. - The Open University
  • MA in Music - The Open University

Overview and research interests

Ongoing fieldwork among the Scottish diaspora in London.

Research interests

  • Music and Identity
  • Scottish music
  • Diaspora
  • Globalisation.


  • Presentation at City University London, 2013.
  • Presentation at Symposium at Royal Holloway University, 2013.
  • Presentation at Musica Scotica Conference at Glasgow University, 2011.
  • Presentation at Musica Scotica Conference in Glasgow at The Royal Academy of Music and Drama, 2010.