Dr Jasmine Hornabrook

BMus, MA, PhD

  • Research Associate

Jasmine Hornabrook is a 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.