Under the supervision of Nicole Biamonte at McGill University, Duinker’s doctoral research investigates the role of rhythm and meter in the construction, performance, and perception of the rapped vocals of hip-hop music. His other research interests include tonality in popular music, empirical musicology, analysis and performance, and phenomenological issues in music theory. Duinker's research is published in Empirical Musicology Review, Music Theory Online, and Xenakis Matters, a collection of analytical essays on the music of Iannis Xenakis. He has presented his work at conferences hosted by the Society for American Music (SAM), Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS), The European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC), Music Theory Midwest (MTMW), the Society for Music Theory (SMT), and New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). 

Duinker holds a SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Doctoral Fellowship and has twice received CIRMMT (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology) Student Awards for his research projects. He has also held McGill Schulich scholarships at the masters and doctoral level, a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, and an FRQSC (Fonds de recherche societé et culture du Québec) Doctoral Scholarship.

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