Christabel Stirling is a PhD candidate in Music at Wadham College, Oxford University, where she holds an Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities. She obtained an MA in Popular Music and Culture from Oxford Brookes University funded by an AHRC award, and a BMus from King’s College London. Her ethnographic work focuses on evolving musical and sonic publics in London, and particularly on questions of affect, access, and socio-political transformation. She is an affiliate graduate student of the ERC-funded program “Music, Digitization, Mediation” at Oxford University, and an external affiliate of the collaborative research group “Recomposing the City” at Queen’s University Belfast. She is also a member of the Lucky Cloud Sound System, and occasionally DJs and co-runs club nights in London.