Nabeel Zuberi

Dr. Nabeel Zuberi is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland in Aotearoa / New Zealand. He is the author of Sounds English: Transnational Popular Music (University of Illinois Press, 2001). He is co-editor (with Luke Goode) of two editions of Media Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand (Pearson, 2004, 2010), and many articles and book chapters, mainly on South Asian and African diaspora media and culture in the UK and US.

Nabeel is also one of the editors of Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture, and on the editorial and advisory boards of the following journals: Popular Music, Perfect Beat, and Screen Sound. He is currently working on the following projects: Understanding Popular Music, a book for Sage about popular music studies in the age of digitalization; a co-edited book (with Jon Stratton), Black Popular Music in Britain since 1945 for Ashgate Press; a book about contemporary ‘western’ music genres and the ‘Muslim’ for Palgrave Macmillan. He also has a longstanding involvement in radio, and has co-hosted the weekly music show The Basement (with Nick Fitzherbert) on BASE 107.3 FM Auckland ( since 2004. Email:

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