His research and teaching interests are in alternative culture and media, the cultural politics of popular music, disability, festivals, community music, alternative cultures, and gardening. He has written and edited numerous books, collections and journals in these fields, including the following AHRC-funded monographs:
- Circular Breathing: The Cultural Politics of Jazz in Britain (Duke University Press, 2005)
- Shakin’ All Over: Popular Music and Disability (University of Michigan Press; Corporealities–Discourses of Disability series, 2013).
George was a member of the AHRC Peer Review College for Media, Music, and for Knowledge Exchange. His other involvement in Connected Communities projects includes being
- co-author of a 2011 scoping review entitled Community Music: History and Current Practice, Its Constructions of ‘Community’, Digital Turns and Future Soundings, alongside a 22,000 word, 90-entry annotated bibliography of the field
- co-investigator on a 2012-13 project entitled Community Gardening, Creativity and Everyday Culture
- principal investigator for a small 2014 project in the creative economy, producing a film Carnivalising the Creative Economy: AHRC-funded Research on and with British Jazz Festivals. The film is below.
George’s personal website is here.