D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye


Bondy Valdovinos Kaye (he/they) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Leeds working on MUSICSTREAM (2022-2026). Kaye holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Music Performance (2014) and a Master of Science in Mass Communications (2016) from Kansas State University (USA). Kaye completed a PhD in Creative Industries in 2021 at Queensland University of Technology (Australia). Kaye’s doctoral research examines music creators and copyright law in Myanmar, interrogating the colonial legacy and power dynamics of copyright in informal media industries. Kaye is the author of TikTok: Creativity and Culture in Short Video (2022, co-written with Jing Zeng and Patrik Wikström), the first scholarly monograph on TikTok published by Polity Press. Kaye has published peer-reviewed journal articles on topics including short video platforms and patriotism in China, media censorship in India, and copyright enforcement on YouTube. From 2014-2019, Kaye was the drummer, bassist, and co-songwriter for the band Parallel Path.

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