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Photograph by Christina Webber
My doctoral thesis, funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council via WRoCAH, explored headphone listening through a phenomenological lens, with emphasis on individuals’ experiences of embodied space, mediated social relations, and the materiality of technology.


For citations, my (only) surname is Downs, listed under "D". Kingsbury is my middle name.


Headphones, Auditory Violence, and the Sonic Flooding of Corporeal Space”.   
Body & Society, 27(3), 58–86.

Acoustic Territories of the Body: Headphone Listening, Embodied Space, and the Phenomenology of Sonic Homeliness”. Journal of Sonic Studies, 21.

A Textbook Social History of Musical Media Technology”. Review of Sounds, Screens, Speakers: an Introduction to Music and Media, by Charles Fairchild (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019). Sound Studies, 6(2), 265–268.
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