Dr Colin P. McGuire


Music & Martial Arts


University College Cork, York Centre for Asian Research, Hong Luck Kung Fu Club

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Colin McGuire holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from York University and a Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies from the York Centre for Asian Research. He specializes in music and martial arts with a focus on Chinese kung fu, examining transmission, embodiment, intertextuality, and heroic display. McGuire’s research contributes to broader discussions of resistance, diaspora, community, and identity. MUSICultures, Ethnomusicology Forum, and the International Journal of Sport and Society have published his articles; he is currently revising a monograph titled Martial Sound.