Geoff Stahl

Dr Geoff Stahl received his PhD in Communications from the Department of Art History and Communications Studies at McGill University, Montreal. He was a post-Doctoral Fellow at both Humboldt University in Berlin and the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS), Linköping University. His research is focused on the complex nature of cultural production in the city, and in particular on the social relations and systems of representation associated with urban creative labour and music making. He is interested in urban semiotics, popular music, cultural geography, advertising, and has published articles on scenes and subcultures. He continues his research on the creative life of cities in the context of Montreal, Berlin and Wellington. He has also recently published in the area of food and media studies. Geoff Stahl is a senior lecturer in Media & Communication at Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand. His research interests include scenes and subculture, urban culture and semiotics. His publications include Understanding Media Studies (Oxford 2009), Poor But Sexy: Berlin Scenes (Berg, 2014), Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (Routledge 2018) and Mixing Pop and Politics (Routledge 2022), as well as numerous articles on scenes and subcultures in Berlin, Montreal and Wellington.



Stahl, G. & Percival, M. (2022). The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music, Space and Place. London: Bloomsbury.

Stahl, G. & Bottà, G. (2019). Nocturnes. Popular Music and the Night. Pop Music, Culture and Identity. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Brunt, S. & Stahl, G. (2018). Made in Australia and Aotearoa/ New Zeland. Studies in Popular Music. New York: Routledge.

Stahl, G. (2017). The Scene and the Unseen. Imaginations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, 7 (2), 124-141.