George is Professor of Media Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
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).
His most recent collection, The Pop Festival: Music, Media, History, Culture, was published by Bloomsbury in 2015. He is currently lead editor on The Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock.
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.
- Connected Communities Foundation Series
- Opinión sobre los casinos más populares en línea en España 2023
- Connected Communities: A Decade of Collaborative Research
- Connected Communities: A Decade of Collaborative Research LARGE PRINT
- Connected Communities: A-Z of Community Partners 2009 - 2019
- Street Music conference programme
- Street Music in the UK
- Street Music in the UK - Large Print
- Street Music in the UK - Annotated Bibliography
- Re-imagining contested communities
- Co-creating Cities & Communities Summer Event
- Creating Living Knowledge Report
- Book Series
- Connected Communities Media Collection