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I am a third year PhD candidate in musicology, having previously received my BMus and MMus from the University of Edinburgh.
My doctoral research follows on from my master's dissertation, which assessed the musical output of the British National Party. I am analysing the music associated with extreme-right movements in four countries: Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and the United States. As well as investigating this music in terms of its propagandistic and financial potential, I am interested in the identity it seeks to portray, particularly in terms of gender, sexuality, race, genre and class.
Constructions of Identity through Music in Extreme-Right Subcultures
The intention of my PhD research is to extend the scope of my Masters' research to an international context. Although Britain has been the prime exporter and ideological driver for extreme-right music, the scene has become truly international. My research will examine the history and development of extreme-right music scene, the international cooperation evident within it, and the ways in which music is used to appeal to and formulate different identity constructs.
Tutor of Music 2A: Music and Ideas. September - December 2011 & 2012.
Tutor of Music 2B: Set Works. February-March 2012 & 2013.
This article was published on Sep 16, 2010