Dr Jasmine Hornabrook


  • Visiting Fellow

Jasmine Hornabrook is a Visiting Fellow in Postcolonial Memory, having formerly worked with Professor Emily Keightley as Research Associate on the Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination project at Loughborough University (The Leverhulme Trust, 2017-2022). She completed her PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has previously worked on AHRC-funded projects at Goldsmiths and Newcastle University.

Jasmine’s research focuses on cultural practices, transnational networks and identity in South Asian diasporas. Through multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork, Jasmine examines how music and other cultural and religious practices facilitate a sense of belonging and identity in diasporic communities across nation-state borders. Jasmine is currently researching how memories of the 1947 Partition of India impact the everyday lives of those living within British South Asian communities in Loughborough.

Peer-reviewed Articles

  • 2019. “Gender, New Creativity and Carnatic Music in London”, South Asian     Diaspora. Special issue edited by Tina K. Ramnarine. doi.org/10.1080/19438192.2019.1568663
  • 2018. “Cultural Engagement and Intercultural Musical Exchange in ‘Songs of the Saints: Tamil Traditions and New Creativities’”, Sharing Space? Sharing Culture?: World of Music (new series), 7(1+2): 135-154.
  • 2018. “Songs of the Saints: Song Paths and Pilgrimage in London's Tamil Hindu Diaspora”. Asian Music. Summer/Fall 2018, 49(2): 106-150. doi:10.1353/amu.2018.0017
  • 2017. “South Indian Singing, Digital Mediation and Belonging in London's Tamil Diaspora”. Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies. 2.2; 119-36. https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs.2.2.119_1 

Other Writing

  • 2016. Songs of the Saints: Tamil Traditions and New Creativities - project website and videos: www.gold.ac.uk/carnatic-music
  • 2016. Book Review Tamil Folk Music as Dalit Liberation Theology by Zoe C. Sherinian. Ethnomusicology Forum, 25(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/17411912.2016.1170621
  • 2016. “The Temple as the Site of Tamil Diasporic Music-making in London”. Handai Ongakugakuho: Journal of HANDAI Music Studies. Special Issue.
  • 2015. “Arangetram Music Ceremonies and Transnational Networks in London's Tamil Diaspora”. Handai Ongakugakuho: Journal of HANDAI Music Studies. Special Issue.