Dr. Simran Singh is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, and an associate at the Institute for Popular Music. Her current research explores relationships between music and boxing. She obtained her doctorate in 2018 at Royal Holloway, University of London, supported by the Reid scholarship and the Overseas Research Award. Her doctoral project interrogated hip hop in Uganda. She holds an MA with distinction in Media and International Development from the University in East Anglia. Teaching interests include hip hop studies, music and sport, contemporary popular music cultures in India, and methods and approaches in ethnomusicology. Her academic career follows seven-years as Creative Director of Green Goose Design, New Delhi, one of India’s best-known branding design firms.