Matt Grimes

Senior Lecturer


Matt Grimes is a Senior Lecturer in Music Industries and Radio at the Birmingham School of Media. Matt’s research and research¬† interests include anarcho-punk and DiY punk scenes; ageing within popular music scenes; popular music memory and nostalgia; DiY music cultures/subcultures and scenes; music industries entrepreneurship. Matt has a number of publications in those research fields and has a forthcoming edited collection titled Punk Now! published through Intellect Ltd in Spring 2020. Matt is General Secretary of the Punk Scholars Network and sits on the editorial board for The Punk Scholars Press and Punk and Post-Punk journal. Matt teaches across a number of programmes in the Birmingham School of Media and leads the BA (Hons) Music Industries degree, including evaluating and developing courses, as well as networking with industry and external stakeholders. He is currently developing and managing internal and external student employability and industry engagement projects. Matt is also the School of Media’s faculty link tutor, managing academic relationships with external colleges and educational providers. He has previously been external examiner at University of Brighton, University of West London, University of Middlesex and is currently external examiner for the University of West Scotland.

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