Jarrod Sim is a doctoral candidate based in the Research School of Humanities and the Arts under the School of Archaeology and Anthropology. His interest is in the role of memory in Austronesian-speaking cultures, specifically in relation to music, material culture and landscape. He investigates the place of traditional arts in the transmission of knowledge and within contemporary sentimentalities, focusing on material and aural cultures and their relation to society. His current research project is an anthropologically-led study of how landscape has shaped the auditory cultures of an indigenous community in Taiwan. He investigates and comprehends sound as layered and is interested in its role in contemporary understandings of culture. In 2019, Jarrod was based in Taiwan as a visiting scholar at the Institute of Ethnology in Academia Sinica while concurrently conducting fieldwork in an indigenous community located in the South of Taiwan. Jarrod holds a MA from University College London (Anthropology, 2015) as well as an MA from University of the Arts London (Fine Art, 2012).
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