Dr Eleftherios Zenerian studied political and social sciences at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (BA, Msc) and the University of Sussex (Msc, PhD). In his PhD he explored the social relationships that form among web developers in Brighton, UK. He has taught sociology, politics, and media and cultural studies in the University of Sussex and University of Portsmouth. His research interests include popular music, gender and popular culture, digital media, the sociology of work, social and cultural theory.
He worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the “Plenty as a response to austerity?: Expanding big data expertise in cultures and communities” research project, in the School of Media, Film and Music (MFM), University of Sussex, UK. His current research focuses on popular music and everyday life. Through a series of case-studies, each one deploying different methodological approaches including ethnography, self-ethnography, cultural biography of things, textual analysis, and in-depth interviewing, he investigates the different ways in which popular music fans engage with music and music technologies, how the meanings of music enter their everyday lives, and how fans participate in the production of popular music.
Zenerian, E. (2019) “From obsolete objects to souvenirs: Metal fan productions at the intersection of the financial and cultural economies”, Metal Music Studies, 5:1 [forthcoming]
Zenerian, E. (2018) “‘Doing-Listening with Deranged’s ‘Struck by a murderous siege’: An auto-ethnography of death metal vinyl consumption”, Metal Music Studies, 4:1, 115-130.
Bassett, C. and Zenerian, E. (2016) End of project report: Plenty as a response to austerity? [Online]. Working Papers of the Communities & Culture Network+ Vol.8. Available from: http://www.communitiesandculture.org/projects/outputs/
Zenerian, E. (2014) Work and sociality in Brighton's new media industry. Doctoral thesis (PhD), University of Sussex.
Zenerian, E. (2017) "The discursive production of big data as plenty", ECREA digital culture and communication section conference, University of Brighton, 6-7 November 2017.
Zenerian, E. (2015) "Patriarchy and discipline in the songs of Stavros Kougioumtzis", 2nd NGENDER conference, University of Sussex, 19 May 2015.