Mark Porter studied at University College, Oxford, and King’s College, London, before completing his doctorate in ethnomusicology at City University, London, in 2014. Following this, in 2015, he took up a postdoctoral position at Max-Weber-Kolleg, Universität Erfurt. He is author of Contemporary Worship and Everyday Musical Lives (Routledge 2016) and Ecologies of Resonance in Christian Musicking (Oxford University Press 2020). He is co-editor of the edited collection Ethics and Christian Musicking and co-founder/programme chair of the biennial Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives conference. His writing has appeared in the Church Music Quarterly, Ecclesial Practices, Liturgy, the Journal of Contemporary Religion and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, among others. Alongside his academic work, Mark is also an active church musician who has served as worship leader, director of music, organist and choir leader for a variety of churches in the UK and in Germany.