Christopher Partridge supervises 5 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:
Student research profiles
My work focuses on the social and cultural significance of alternative spiritualities, belief in the paranormal, and countercultural discourses. In recent years, I have sought to articulate a theory of ‘occulture’ in order to explain the persistence of such ideas in the modern Western world and the influence of popular culture in the shaping of those ideas. I am particularly interested in the importance of popular music in this respect. I co-edit the series Studies in Popular Music (Equinox) and Studies in Religion and Popular Music (Bloomsbury).
I would be happy to supervise doctoral research in the following areas:
- Popular music and the sacred
- Contemporary occultism and alternative spiritualities.
- Cultures of the paranormal.
(1) Countercultures and alternative spiritual discourses.
(2) Occult and paranormal cultures.
(3) Popular music, culture and society.