Zeynep Bulut

Organization/Affiliation (no abbreviation): 
Queen's University Belfast
United Kingdom
Short biography and a description of your interest(s) in music and health: 
Zeynep Bulut is a Lecturer in Music at Queen’s University Belfast. Prior to joining QUB, she was an Early Career Lecturer in Music at King’s College London and a Research Fellow at the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry. She received her PhD in Critical Studies/Experimental Practices in Music from the University of California San Diego. Her research interests include voice, experimental music, sound and media art, technologies of hearing and speech, digital media and culture, music and medicine, and deaf performance and culture. Her book project, Building a Voice: Sound, Surface, Skin, theorizes the emergence, embodiment, and mediation of voice as skin. Her current research and teaching explore various possibilities of speech drawing on the conceptions of embodied voice and sound in music, sound and music in narratives of healing and wellbeing, implications and applications of music technologies in health sciences, music and public health, and public health and climate change. Her articles have appeared in various volumes and journals including Perspectives of New Music, Postmodern Culture, and Music and Politics. Alongside her scholarly work, she has also exhibited sound works, composed and performed vocal pieces for concert, video, and theatre, and released two singles. Her composer profile has been featured by British Music Collection. She is sound review editor for Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and project lead for the collaborative research initiative "Map A Voice.”

Collaboration Interests: 
I am interested in research collaborations and community arts and research engagement programme development. I am currently developing a collaborative research project and a community arts and research engagement programme which aim to expand on different neural, cognitive, physiological, and emotional conditions to speak. I wish to consult with researchers of music, music therapy, speech disorders, speech therapy, behavioural sciences, neurology, medical humanities, and disability studies, and with creatives and charities in arts, innovation and heath sciences.
music, voice, speech, aphasia, autism spectrum disorder, music therapy, speech therapy