Academic publications

Where possible, I have made pre-publication versions available for most of these publications, if they are not open access. The journal version is linked under the title, and the pre-publication version (with the full text) is linked after the entry where available.

Peer-reviewed publications

Bull, A., Scharff, C. 2021. Classical music as genre: Hierarchies of value within freelance classical musicians’ discourses. [open access] European Journal of Cultural Studies (with Christina Scharff, King’s College London).

«Respectabilité» et musique classique: classe, genre et race au croisement des inégalités dans la formation musicale. [‘‘Respectability’ and classical music: Examining the intersections of class, gender and race to understand inequalities in musical training’] In Buscatto, M., Cordier, M., and Laillier, J., (eds) “La fabrique des inégalités au cœur des formations artistiques”. Agone 65. Pre-publication version in English:: Agone article Final

Bull, A., Page, T., 2021. Students’ accounts of grooming and boundary-blurring behaviours by academic staff in UK higher education. Gender and Education 1–16.  Pre-publication version

Bull, Anna, Georgina Calvert-Lee, and Tiffany Page. 2020. “Discrimination in the Complaints Process: Introducing the Sector Guidance to Address Staff Sexual Misconduct in UK Higher Education.” Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education.

Bull, A., 2019. Class, control and classical music. New York: Oxford University Press.

– See also review of my book for the European Journal of Cultural Studies (link to pdf full version)

Page, T., Bull, A., and Chapman, E. Forthcoming, 2019. Making Power Visible: Activism to Address Staff Sexual Misconduct. Violence Against Women. Pre-publication version.

Baker, G., Bull, A., and Taylor, M. 2018. Who Watches the Watchmen? Evaluating Evaluations of El Sistema. British Journal of Music Education, 1-15. Pre-publication version.

Bull, A. 2018. ‘Uncertain Capital: The Role of Class and Gender in the Imagined Futures of Young Classical Musicians’ in Chris Dromey & Julia Haferkorn (eds), The Classical Music Industry. London: Routledge, 79-95.

Bull, A, and Allen, K. 2018. Introduction: Sociological Interrogations of the Turn to Character. Sociological Research Online, 23.2 June, 392-398.

Allen, K., and Bull, A. 2018. Following Policy: A Network Ethnography of the UK Character Education Policy Community. Sociological Research Online, 23.2 June, 438-458. Pre-publication version.

Bull, A., Scharff, C., 2017. ‘McDonalds’ Music’ Versus ‘Serious Music’: How Production and Consumption Practices Help to Reproduce Class Inequality in the Classical Music Profession. Cultural Sociology 11 (3), 283-301. doi:10.1177/1749975517711045 Pre-publication version.

Bull, A., 2016. Gendering the middle classes: the construction of conductors’ authority in youth classical music groups. The Sociological Review 64, 855–871. doi:10.1111/1467-954X.12426 Pre-publication version.

Bull, A. 2016. El Sistema as a bourgeois social project: Class, gender, and Victorian values. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education 15 (1): 122–55. (open access).


‘To stand in the gap’: A feminist approach to joining up well-being and sexual misconduct policy-making in higher education (With Susan Oman, Sheffield University). The Sociological Review
Bull, A., 2021. Getting it right: Why classical music’s “pedagogy of correction” is a barrier to equity. Music Educators’ Journal.

Public reports

Wilson, N., Gross, J., and Bull, A. 2017. “Towards Cultural Democracy. Promoting Cultural Capabilities for Everyone.” London: King’s College London

National Union of Students. 2018. “Power in the Academy: Staff Sexual Misconduct in UK Higher Education.” April 4, 2018

Bull, A., & Rye, R. 2018. “Silencing students: institutional responses to staff sexual misconduct in higher education”. The 1752 Group/University of Portsmouth

The 1752 Group, McAllister Olivarius, 2020. “Sector guidance to address staff sexual misconduct in UK higher education: Recommendations for reporting, investigation and decision-making procedures relating to student complaints of staff sexual misconduct”

Edited volume under contract

Voices for Change in the Classical Music Profession: New Ideas for Tackling Inequalities and Exclusions. Forthcoming, 2022. (Co-edited with Christina Scharff, King’s College London, and Laudan Nooshin, City University).

Journal articles under review

Who Is the Practitioner in Faculty-Staff Sexual Misconduct Work? Views from the US and the UK (with Maddy Coy, Florida University, Julie Libarkin, Michigan State University, and Tiffany Page, UCL) 

Invited book chapter under review

“The social aesthetics of classical music: how musical practices reproduce classed cultures and inequalities”. In Perspectives on music after Bourdieu – interdisciplinary research on music with and beyond Bourdieu’s concept and methods. Edited by Rainer Diaz-Bone & Andreas Lehmann-Wermser. Springer.