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Elodie A. Roy is a media and material culture theorist and writer based in Newcastle. Her research engages principally with the social, environmental and cultural history of phonography; sound and intermedia studies; media objects in memory and heritage practices. She completed her PhD at the International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University in 2014 and is the author of Media, Materiality and Memory: Grounding the Groove (2015) as well as numerous publications on the socio-cultural history of phonography. She is currently preparing a monograph on the cultural and environmental history of shellac, and was awarded a grant from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (US) in support of this research.