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Dr Séverin Guillard


University of the West of Scotland

Dr Séverin Guillard is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of the West of Scotland. In 2016, he completed his PhD dissertation at the University of Paris Est, where he analyzed the imaginaries and practices of urban space in French and American rap music in a context of cultural globalisation. This work drew on ethnographic data gathered across several local scenes in France (Paris and Lille) and the United States (Atlanta and Minneapolis). He then contributed to various collective projects in hip-hop and popular music studies ( and, at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, on a research on the impact of theatres in disadvantaged cities of the parisian “banlieue”. He has also held positions as a temporary lecturer at the Universities of Paris Est and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he taught classes in social and cultural geography, urban studies, and tourism studies.