Photo by Jonathan Carmichael (aka Ronny Simulacrum)

Current Project

Burning Progeny: The European Efflorescence of Burning Man

Senior Research Fellow on the Swiss National Science Foundation project "Burning Progeny: The European Efflorescence of Burning Man", Dept of Social Science, University of Fribourg.


Past Projects

Weekend Societies: Electronic Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures. (Bloomsbury 2017).

Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT (North Atlantic Books 2015).

Global Tribe: Technology, Spirituality and Psytrance (Equinox 2012). A multi-methods ethnography and cultural history exploring the integrated role of technologies and spirituality in global psytrance.

The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance (edited collection, Routledge 2010) The first book to address the diverse transnationalism of psytrance which is investigated as a product of intersecting local and global trajectories.

Technomad: Global Raving Countercultures (Equinox 2009). A cultural history of global electronic dance music countercultures.

Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance (Berghahn, 2008). Published upon the 25th anniversary of his death, this collection features contributions reflecting the wide application of Victor Turner's thought to cultural performance in the early 21st Century.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature As coordinator for Religions, Nature and Culture in Oceania, from 2001-2003, I was an associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature.

Rave Culture and Religion An edited collection published by Routledge, 2004 (now in Paperback).

FreeNRG: Notes from the Edge of the Dance Floor An edited collection (in print and fre-ebook) on Australian doof culture.

Writings on Earthdream2000 A technomadic festival around Australia (Earthdream links here).

The ConFest thesis The anthropology PhD thesis on the Australian alternative cultural event (other related digressions also here).

Edgecentral Blog Occasional entries on my nomadic wanderings.


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