Dr Simone Krüger Bridge

Humanities and Social Science

I am a Reader in Music [Associate Professor] working at the intersection between cultural sociology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies, and teaching at Liverpool John Moores University since 2007. My educational background includes bachelors' and master’s degrees from Germany and the UK, and a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield. I have authored two monographs (_Trajectories and Themes in World Popular Music: Globalization, Capitalism, Identity_, 2018; _Experiencing Ethnomusicology_, 2009) and two edited books (_The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Music Migration and Tourism_, 2014; _Ethnomusicology in the Academy: International Perspectives_, 2011), as well as journal articles, book chapters, open-access resources, encyclopaedia entries, and others. Currently I am working on an edited _The Oxford Handbook of Global Popular Music_ (2 volumes; ca. 70 chapters) (2021) and (longer term) on a monograph on the music of Paraguay. Recently, I have begun to embark on research that seeks to explore musical value--educational, social, cultural, wellbeing--in two comparative settings: the value of Paraguayan guitarist Berta Rojas' music activism project "Jeporeka" (http://www.jeporekaweb.com/) and of Liverpool Cathedral's online music outreach and participation programme during the Digital Turn. I am the editor-in-chief of the _Journal of World Popular Music_ and have been founding book series editor of Transcultural Music Studies (Equinox) until 2021. During 2010-2013, I served as co-editor of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology’s flagship journal _Ethnomusicology Forum_, served as a member of the journal's International Advisory Board (2014-2016), and currently serve on the editorial boards of numerous journals. I am a member (treasurer) of the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM, 2019-2021), was a committee member of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (until 2011) and hold professional memberships with the Society for Ethnomusicology, British Forum for Ethnomusicology, IASPM, Royal Musicological Association, and others. Since 2018, I am serving a second term as an invited member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's (AHRC) Peer Review College, and are regularly invited to review major funding grants, book proposals and article submissions. I am an award-winning educator with experience teaching sociology, media and cultural studies, world music and popular music studies. I am the Chair of FRDC (Faculty Research Degree Committee) in the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Science at LJMU (2018-2021), and served as an external examiner for MA Music programmes at the University of Sheffield (2014-2018). Prior to embarking on my music-academic career, I completed a professional Masters in Banking Services and Operations (1992-1995) and BSc in Business Economics with Marketing specialisation (1995-1999).

Research interests:
educational ethnomusicology/sociology of music education
musical globalization/music, capitalism, identity
music in Paraguay
musical value

MPhil/PhD and MRes students:
I am keen to attract MPhil/ PhD and MRes students to work at the intersection of music and critical social and cultural theory. This includes research located (broadly speaking) in ethnomusicology, popular music studies, cultural musicology and cultural sociology of music. I am also keen to supervise MPhil and PhD students working on the variety of institutional forms by which music is produced and circulated today: from record labels, festivals and melas to universities, specialist institutes and conservatories. This includes work at the intersection of music, globalization and capitalism, as well as research in the area of educational ethnomusicology and sociology of music education. Please write to me to propose a research project in these very broad areas.

Current PhD students:
2021 - 2024. Rory Taylor. Topic: The social and cultural impact of Jamaican music on Britain
2018 - 2021. Lushiqi He. Topic: Mandopop as an Expression of Chinese Identity
2017 - 2021. Matt Dicken (Bath Spa University). Topic: The Paraguayan Polka (Bath Spa University)
2017 - 2023. Paloma Cuadrado Miranda. Topic: Music and Identity in the Hispanic diaspora in Liverpool

Completed PhD students:
2015 - 2020. Mary-Jane O’Leary. Thesis title: Encountering the comment: A phenomenological approach to reading the news online (http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14209/)
2016 - 2020. Abi Dunnett. Thesis title: ‘They Think They Know Us Better’: Aboriginal Experiences of Education, Health and Employment in Contemporary South Australia (http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14191/)
2015 - 2019. Jitendra Wijenayake. Thesis title: The Sinhalese Buddhist Diaspora in the United Kingdom: Negotiating Sinhalese Identity (http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11772/)

Languages

English
German

Degrees

2007, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, PhD
2003, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, PGCE
2002, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) in Music with Computing
1999, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, Stralsund, Germany, Diplom-Betriebswirtschafterin mit Schwerpunkt in Marketing [BSc with Honours in Business Economics with Specialisation in Marketing]
1995, Sparkasse Neubrandenburg, Germany, Bankbetriebswirtin [Master Professional in Banking Services and Operations]

Academic appointments

Chair APS Faculty Research Degree Committee (FRDC), Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Reader in Music, Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - 2017
Programme Leader in Popular Music Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - 2015
Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies/Popular Music, Liverpool John Moores University, 2007 - 2013
Academic Leader & SOLSTICE Research Co-ordinator, Edge Hill University, 2005 - 2007
Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, University of Wales, Bangor, 2005 - 2006

Postgraduate training

PGCE, UK, University of Central Lancashire, 2001 - 2003

Chapters

Krüger Bridge S. 2021. Music and Capitalism Krüger Bridge S. The Oxford Handbook for Global Popular Music Oxford University Press. New York

Krüger Bridge S. 2021. The Globality of Popular Music Today: Themes, Issues, and Perspectives Krüger Bridge S. The Oxford Handbook for Global Popular Music Oxford University Press. New York

Krüger Bridge S. 2020. Transnational Music Stahl G, Percival JM. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Place Bloomsbury. London Publisher Url Public Url

Krüger Bridge S. 2019. Gendering Music in Popular Culture Ross K. The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication Wiley

Krüger Bridge S. 2019. Paraguay: Modern and Contemporary performance practice Sturman JL. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture Sage. New York Publisher Url Public Url

Krüger Bridge S. 2019. Tourism and Music Sturman JL. SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture Sage Publisher Url Public Url

Krüger Bridge S. 2019. Music Industry Sturman JL. SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture Sage Publisher Url Public Url

Krüger Bridge S. 2019. Paraguay: History, Culture, and Geography of Music Sturman JL. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture Sage. New York

Krüger S. 2015. The Cosmopolitan City: Music and Mediation during the European Capital of Culture Event Yilmaz A, Trandafoiu R, Mousoutzanis A. Media and Cosmopolitanism 3 :93-120 Peter Lang. New York 978-3-0343-0969-1 Publisher Url Public Url

Krüger Bridge S. 2014. Branding the City: Music Tourism and the European Capital of Culture Event The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Music Migration and Tourism Routledge. New York 978-0-415-64007-7 DOI Publisher Url

Krüger S, Trandafoiu R. 2013. Introduction: Touristic and Migrating Musics in Transit Krueger S, Trandafoiu R. The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Music Migration and Tourism :1-31 Routledge. New York 978-0-415-64007-7 Publisher Url

Krüger S. 2013. Undoing Authenticity as a Discursive Construct: A Critical Pedagogy of Ethnomusicology and “World Music” Alge B, Kraemer O. Beyond Borders: Welt-Musik-Pädagogik: Musikpädagogik und Ethnomusikologie im Diskurs Wissner Verlag. Augsburg, Germany Publisher Url Public Url

Book review

Krüger Bridge S, Velaqyez P, Bull A. 2021. Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle,

Krüger S. 2011. Review of The New (Ethno)musicologies ETHNOMUSICOLOGY, 55 :128-135 Author Url

Kruger S. 2011. Review of _The New (Ethno)Musicologies_, edited by Henry Stobart (Scarecrow, 2008). Ethnomusicology, 55 :128-135 Author Url

Krüger S. 2010. Review of _Facing the Music: Shaping Music Education from a Global Perspective_ by Huib Schippers (Oxford University Press, 2010) Ethnomusicology Forum, 19 :273-275

Kruger S. 2009. Review of _The Musical Human: Rethinking John Blacking's Ethnomusicology in the Twenty-First Century_ edited by Suzel A. Reily (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006). BRIT J MUSIC EDUC, 26 :106-109 DOI Author Url

Krüger S. 2007. Review of _The Pure Drop: An Exploration and Celebration of World Music_ [website] by Thomas Ashelford et al., in association with AFC/Ethel. (URL: http://thepuredrop.com.au/) Yearbook for Traditional Music, :213-214 Publisher Url

Krüger S. A Different Voice, A Different Song: Reclaiming Community through the Natural Voice and World Song Ethnomusicology Forum, 24 Public Url

Book

Krüger Bridge S. 2021. The Oxford Handbook of Global Popular Music (2 volumes) Oxford University Press. New York 9780190081379 DOI Publisher Url

Krüger Bridge S. 2018. Trajectories and Themes in World Popular Music: Globalisation, Capitalism, Identity Equinox. Sheffield, UK 9781781796214 Author Url Publisher Url

Krüger Bridge S, Trandafoiu R. 2014. The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Music Migration and Tourism Routledge. New York 978-0-415-64007-7 DOI Publisher Url

Krüger S. 2009. Experiencing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Learning in European Universities Routledge [An Ashgate Book]. Abingdon 9780754667780 DOI Publisher Url

Krüger Bridge S. 2009. Ethnomusicology in the Academy: International Perspectives 51 VWB Verlag 978-3-86135-821-3 Publisher Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

Krüger Bridge S, Baker S, Nowak R. 2017. Editorial Introduction 4.2 (2017) Journal of World Popular Music, 4

Krüger Bridge S, Baker S, Nowak R. 2017. Editorial Introduction 4.1 (2017) Journal of World Popular Music, 4

Krüger Bridge S, Baker S. 2016. Editorial Introduction 3.2 (2016) Journal of World Popular Music, 3 :162-165

Krüger Bridge S, Baker S. 2016. Editorial Introduction 3.1 (2016) Journal of World Popular Music, 3 :5-7

Krüger S, Baker S. 2016. Editors' introduction Journal of World Popular Music, 3 :5-8 DOI

Krüger Bridge S, Baker S. 2015. Editorial Introduction 2.2 (2015) Journal of World Popular Music, 2 :151-154

Krüger Bridge S, Baker S. 2015. Editorial Introduction 2.1 (2015) Journal of World Popular Music, 2 :5-7

Krüger S, Baker S. 2015. Editors' introduction Journal of World Popular Music, 2 :5-7 DOI

Krüger S, Baker S. 2015. Editors' introduction Journal of World Popular Music, 2 :151-154 DOI

Krüger Bridge S, Baker S. 2014. Editorial Introduction 1.2 (2014) Journal of World Popular Music, 1 :187-190

Krüger Bridge S, Baker S. 2014. Editorial Introduction 1.1 (2014l Journal of World Popular Music, 1 :5-10

Krüger S, Baker S. 2014. Editors' introduction to inaugural issue Journal of World Popular Music, 1 :5-10 DOI

Krüger S, Baker S. 2014. Editors' introduction Journal of World Popular Music, 1 :187-190 DOI

Krüger Bridge S, Wiggins T, Kallimopoulou E. 2013. Editorial Ethnomusicology Forum, 22 :267-268

Krüger Bridge S, Wiggins T, Kallimopoulou E. 2013. Editorial Ethnomusicology Forum, 22 :127-128

Krüger Bridge S, Nooshin L. 2011. Editorial Ethnomusicology Forum, 20 :121-122

Krüger Bridge S, Nooshin L. 2011. Welcome to the 20th Celebratory Edition of Ethnomusicology Forum Ethnomusicology Forum, 20 :1-2

Krüger Bridge S, Tochka N, Nowak R. Editorial Introduction 5.1 (2018) Journal of World Popular Music, 5

Krüger Bridge S, Tochka N. Editors' Introduction 5.2 (2018) Journal of World Popular Music, 5

Krüger Bridge S, Tochka N, Dunnett A. Editors' Introduction 6.1 (2019) Journal of World Popular Music, 6

Krüger Bridge S, Stock P. J. J, Dunnett A. Editors' Introduction 6.2 (2019) Journal of World Popular Music, 6

Journal article

Krüger S. 2016. In Conversation with Steve Levine Journal of Popular Music Studies, 28 :101-125 DOI

Krüger S. 2016. In Conversation with Steve Levine Journal of Popular Music Studies, 27 Public Url

Krüger S. 2015. World Music, World Circuit: In Conversation with Nick Gold Journal of World Popular Music, DOI Public Url

Krüger S. 2012. 民主的教育法――イギリスの音楽民族学およびワールド・ミュージック教育の観点から [Minshuteki Kyoikuho---Igirisu no Ongaku Minzokugaku oyobi World Music Kyoiku no Kanten kara]. Transl. by Junko Nishimura Minamikyushu University Journal of The Human Development Research, 2 :135-152

Krüger S. 2011. Democratic Pedagogies: Perspectives from Ethnomusicology and World Music Educational Contexts in the United Kingdom Ethnomusicology, 55 :280-305 DOI Author Url Public Url

Krüger S. 2011. The Ethnomusicologist as Pedagogue: Disciplining Ethnomusicology in the United Kingdom The World of Music, 3 :139-170 Publisher Url

Krüger S. 2011. Ethnomusicology in the Academy: An Introduction Krueger S. The World of Music, 3 :7-20 Publisher Url

Krüger S. 2009. The ethnomusicologist as pedagogue: Disciplining ethnomusicology in the United Kingdom World of Music, 51 :139-170

Krüger Bridge S. Music and Identity in Paraguay: Expressing National, Racial, and Class Identity in Guitar Music Culture Jarman F. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Publisher Url Public Url

Krüger Bridge S. Neoliberal Capitalism and City Regeneration: Branding the Cosmopolitan Music City City, Culture and Society,

Poster

Krüger S. 2015. Embedding Student Research in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Learning in the Field 2015 Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moores University Public Url

Other

Krüger S. 2015. Column on the trajectories of Music Education and Ethnomusicology (invited contribution) Hunter J. SEM Student News, 11 :6-6 Publisher Url

Krüger S. Future Approaches for Work-Based Learning: An Ethnographic Study into Students' Experiences Publisher Url

Krüger S. Transmitting Ethnomusicology in UK Universities: Towards a Model for Ethnomusicology Pedagogy Publisher Url

Krüger S. Performing Ethnomusicology: Transforming Student Experiences in University Education Publisher Url

Krüger S. Undoing Authenticity as a Discursive Construct: The Need for a Holistic Pedagogy of Ethnomusicology Publisher Url

Conference publication

Krüger S. 2014. Music, Mediation and Place: A Cultural Musicology of the Cosmopolitan City http://culturalmusicology.org/simone-kruger-music-mediation-and-place-a-cultural-musicology-of-the-cosmopolitan-city/, CCM Congress on “Cultural Musicology” Public Url

Krüger S. 2008. Ethnography in the Performing Arts: Reflections on the Production of a Student Guide Sims W. 28th ISME World Conference, World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) :1-331 Publisher Url

Kruger S. Students’ experiences of e-learning: a Virtual Ethnography into Blended Online Learning Banks S. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Networked Learning 2006, Fifth International Conference on Networked Learning 2006 Publisher Url

Krüger Bridge S. Designing Attractive Online Courses in CANVAS vitendra M. Innovations in Practice, LJMU Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2018 4 Publisher Url

Internet publication

Krüger S. 2013. Neue Perspektiven in der Ethnomusikologie:Musiktourismus und -migration Publisher Url

Krüger S. 2013. Musiktourismus und -Migration: Neue Impulse in der Popularmusikforschung Publisher Url

Kruger S, Lincoln S. 2010. Enhancing Employability in Music: An Ethnographic Study into Student Experiences Publisher Url Public Url

Krüger S. 2009. Ethnography in the Performing Arts: A Student Guide Publisher Url Public Url

Report

Krüger S. 2010. Enhancing Employability in Music: An Ethnographic Study into Students' Work-Based Learning Experiences :1-105 Publisher Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Krüger S. 2007. Experiencing Ethnomusicology: Students' Experiences of the Transmission of Ethnomusicology at Universities in the UK and Germany Stock JPJ, Pitts S. University of Sheffield Author Url Publisher Url

Other Professional Activity:

Invited panel member for AHRC DFG bilateral call (Funding scheme: UKRI UK-German Collaborative Research Projects in the Humanities). Panel meeting dates: 14-16 September 2021.. 2021

2021. Recorded presentation with Timothy Watkins on “Guaraní Identity and Paraguayidad in Paraguayan Song” to be made publicly available on https://www.jeporekaweb.com/, June 2021.. 2021

2021. Invited panel member for AHRC moderation of Research Grants applications (Panel role: Introducer, Seconder and Supporter). Panel meeting date: 27 May 2021.. 2021

March - June 2021. Invitation by Berta Rojas (http://www.bertarojas.com/en/) to contribute to the coordination of a conference series on Paraguayan song as part of the Jeporeka project (https://www.jeporekaweb.com/). Co-convenors: Berta Rojas, Miguel D. Antar, Prof. Alfredo Colman, Elisa Lezcano, Romy Martinez, Nicolás R. Salaberry, Prof. Timothy Watkins, Dr Simone Krüger Bridge. Conferences dates: 23 June, 25 June, 30 June, 2 July.. 2021

July 2020. Invited reviewer of fellowship application to “REinforcing Women In REsearch (REWIRE) Fellowship Programme”, University of Vienna (Austria).. 2020

2020. Invited contributor to Joint Panel Review of _Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era_ by Marianna Ritchey (Chicago 2019), curated by Patrick Valiquet (University of Edinburgh) and to be published in RMA Research Chronicle (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/royal-musical-association-research-chronicle).. 2020

Apr 2011. Chief Conductor and musicologist Luis Szarán visited LJMU upon my invitation in April 2011 (see http://paraguaysocietyuk.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/music-of-paraguay-talk-by-luis-szaran_27.html).

Apr 2015. Host of public talk “In Conversation with Nick Gold” @ Liverpool John Moores University (16 April 2015).

April 2018 - Sep 2019. Research mentorship (Dr Emma Roberts, Programme Leader History of Art, LJMU).

Jan 2015. Host of public talk “In Conversation with Steve Levine”, LJMU (8 January 2015). See ECHO, available at http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/event/in-conversation-with-steve-levine/.

July 2011. Talk about research on live radio show hosted by Luz Maria Bobadilla, Radio Ñanduti, Asuncion.

Sep 2018-July 2019. LJMU-funded Research mentorship (Dr Jan Brown, Senior Lecturer in Business, LJMU; £5000) Project title: Cultural Production, Popular Music and the Symbolic Capital of Cool in UNESCO Cities of Music.

Since Sep 2018. Chair Faculty Research Degree Committee (Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, LJMU). Since 2019 Chair PRES 2019 Working Group.

Media Coverage:

https://sanlonewspy.com/2021/08/11/interesantes-conferencias-virtuales-en-el-marco-del-proyecto-musical-jeporeka/, News article "Interesantes conferencias virtuales en el marco del proyecto musical Jeporeka" (San Lorenzo News, Paraguay). 2021

https://twitter.com/ParaguayTVHD/status/1425455206461022208, Television announcement of Jeporeka online conference, presented by Romy MartÍnez (Paraguay TV); Programme details: Medio: Paraguay Tv Programa: Noticias Paraguay Conduce: Yenyffer Caballero Fecha: miércoles 11 de agosto Hora: 09:30 am Modalidad: en vivo vía zoom Vocero/a: Romy Martinez. 2021

https://www.abc.com.py/espectaculos/musica/2021/08/11/dialogos-sobre-la-musica-paraguaya/, Newspaper article "Diálogos sobre la música paraguaya" (ABC Color, Paraguay). 2021

https://www.amambay570.com.py/m/ciclo-de-conferencias-virtuales-sobre-la-musica-paraguaya-desde-hoy-p34823.html, News article "CICLO DE CONFERENCIAS VIRTUALES SOBRE LA MÚSICA PARAGUAYA DESDE HOY" (Amambay 570, Paraguay). 2021

https://www.facebook.com/oviedopress/posts/4100040713383998, https://oviedopress.com/ciclo-de-conferencias-virtuales-sobre-la-musica-paraguaya-desde-este-miercoles/, News article "Ciclo de conferencias virtuales sobre la música paraguaya desde este miércoles" (Oviedo Press, Paraguay). 2021

https://www.facebook.com/portaldCuruguaty/posts/3054221148167559, Facebook announcement "CICLO DE CONFERENCIAS VIRTUALES ARRANCA ESTE 11 DE AGOSTO" (Portal de Curuguaty, Paraguay). 2021

https://twitter.com/SomosGENAhora/status/1425171978315501572, Television announcement on Paraguayan TV of Jeporeka's online conference and my accompanying research project on the Value of Musical Participation, presented by Romy Martínez. Programme details as follows: Medio: GEN Programa: Las Residentas Conducen: Bibi Landó, Marilé Unger, María E. Núñez y Mica Chamorro Fecha: Martes 10 de agosto Hora: 15:30 h aprox. Modalidad: vía zoom en vivo Vocero: Romy Martinez. 2021

https://twitter.com/trecepy/status/1425204337207349250, http://www.trece.com.py/tendencias/jeporeka-ciclo-de-conferencias, News article "Preparan ciclo de charlas sobre la identidad de la música paraguaya" (Trece, Paraguay). 2021

https://twitter.com/Unicanal/status/1425189138895183876, http://www.unicanal.com.py/tendencias/proyecto-musica-jeporeka, https://www.facebook.com/Unicanal/posts/10157730561642100, News article "“Jeporeka” realizará ciclo de conferencias sobre la música paraguaya" (UniCanal, Paraguay). 2021

https://www.ultimahora.com/conferencias-la-musica-paraguaya-n2955336.html, Newspaper article "Conferencias sobre la música paraguaya" (Ultima Hora, Paraguay). 2021

https://www.ultimahora.com/conferencias-la-musica-paraguaya-n2955336.html, Newspaper article "Conferencias sobre la música paraguaya" (Ultima Hora, Paraguay). 2021

Television announcement of Jeporeka's Online Academic Conference, presented by Nicolas Salaberry Programme details: Medio: Venus Media Programa: Sonido Urbano Conducen: Lucas Nataloni y Fati Fernández Fecha: martes 10 de agosto Hora: 09:30h Modalidad: en vivo vía zoom Vocero/a: Nicolas Salaberry. 2021

https://www.launion.com.py/, Announcement of Jeporeka's Online Academic Conference on Radio La Unión (Paraguay), presented by Romy MartÍnez. 2021

https://www.ultimahora.com/jeporeka-invita-ciclo-conferencia-identidad-la-musica-paraguaya-n2955243.html, Newspaper article "Jeporeka invita a ciclo de conferencia sobre identidad de la música paraguaya" (Ultima Hora, Paraguay). 2021

https://twitter.com/LaInformacionPy/status/1423652872479203328?s=20, https://lainformacion.com.py/2021/08/06/jeporeka-y-una-amplia-convocatoria-a-dialogar-sobre-la-identidad-de-la-musica-paraguaya/, https://www.facebook.com/1011182028899996/posts/4583421061676057/?d=n, News article "Jeporeka y una amplia convocatoria a dialogar sobre la identidad de la música paraguaya" (La Informacion Digital, Paraguay). 2021

https://www.cdehot.com.py/noticia/espectulos/jeporeka-amplia-convocatoria-a-dialogar-sobre-identidad-de-la-musica, Jeporeka Academic Online Conference Announcement, "Jeporeka: amplia convocatoria a dialogar sobre identidad de la música" (CDEHot, Paraguay). 2021

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=213154784149897&id=100063661290453, https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=215897847208924&id=100063661290453, Jeporeka Facebook announces Online Academic Conference on the theme of "La canción, nuestro retrato" (11 - 20 August 2021). 2021

https://www.becal.gov.py/ciclo-de-conferencias-virtuales-arranca-este-11-de-agosto/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ciclo-de-conferencias-virtuales-arranca-este-11-de-agosto, Announcement of Jeporeka 's Online Academic Conference "Cycle of Virtual Conferences starts this August 11" (Becal, Paraguay). 2021

http://www.abc.com.py/edicion-impresa/suplementos/abc-revista/mangore-eterno-309336.html, “Mangoré eterno”-article about research into guitar music culture in Paraguay, published (in print) in the supplement of the national newspaper ABC Color. Asuncion, Paraguay (18 September 2011).

http://www.abc.com.py/edicion-impresa/suplementos/abc-revista/musicalmente-soy-eclectico-281536.html, “Musicalmente soy ecléctico"-article about research into guitar music cultures in Paraguay, publicized in the national newspaper ABC Color. Asuncion, Paraguay (20 July 2011).

http://www.ethnomusicology.org/news/342442/Paraguayan-Music-Panel-at-BFE-2017-Annual-Conference.htm, Paraguayan Music Panel at BFE 2017 Annual Conference, publicized by the Society for Ethnomusicology (News article, 26 April 2017).

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/ethnomusicology-conference-liverpool-john-moores-3418308, Ethnomusicology conference at Liverpool John Moores University, 14 April 2009, Liverpool ECHO.

http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Events/viewevent.aspx?articleID=1161, http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/event/in-conversation-with-steve-levine/, In conversation with Steve Levine.

http://www.ultimahora.com/musica-nacional-congreso-inglaterra-n1080336.html, "Música nacional en congreso de Inglaterra" [Paraguayan national music at conference in England], publicized in Paraguayan newspaper Ultima Hora (23 April 2017).

Book "Experiencing Ethnomusicology" features since 2010 on website of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (https://bfe.org.uk/study-ethnomusicology).

Jan Fairley’s Review of "Experiencing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Learning in European Universities" published in World Music magazine Songlines 71 (October 2010):87..

Other invited event:

Invited presentation "Paraguayidad and Guaraní Identity in Paraguayan Song", Online live stream (YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4qfplzZ4wo and Facebook https://fb.watch/7kDJzBo8v2/), In contemporary Paraguay, certain traditional and folkloric ‘popular’ musical styles (música popular), ‘iconic’ musical instruments, and musical characteristics evoke and reflect Paraguayan identity, also referred to as paraguayidad (Paraguayan-ness). These musical genres, instruments and musical characteristics embed a series of aural signifiers, through which many Paraguayans articulate a shared sense of identity that is inherently linked to the nation of Paraguay. In addition to musical style, another marker of Paraguayan identity is found in the widespread idea that Paraguayans are part of the raza Guarani. This presentation explores paraguyidad and its link to Guarani identity in two parts: Opening the talk, Simone Krüger Bridge will reflect upon the importance of the Guaraní connection to Paraguayan identity. Along with constructions of ‘typical’ Paraguayan musical folklore, which was born out of the nationalist movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that sought to construct and reinforce the sociocultural values associated with paraguayidad, nationalist efforts also constructed and reinforced the concept of raza Guaraní as a signifier of an indigenous racial identity directly representative of the Guaraní people, which came to serve over time as an ultimate expression of Paraguayan national identity and nationalism. Previous writings have explored Paraguay’s traditional folklore repertoire, often, but not exclusively, within the context of an idealized (imagined) Guaraní culture, yet none of it has been concerned with identity construction. Krüger Bridge’s discussions therefore provide important conceptualizations on the role played by the concept of the raza Guaraní in Paraguayan national identity and nationalism. In the second part, Tim Watkins will apply the discussions to a number of Paraguayan songs, examining how their language, topics, and status express the important connection of Paraguayan identity to its mythical Guarani origin.. 2021

Invited Guest Speaker at inaugural seminar “Pop Now, Pop then, Pop Everywhere", Aarhus University, Denmark, Topic of talk: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Research into Popular Music and Globalisation. Inaugural seminar “Pop Now, Pop then, Pop Everywhere” for the launch of the Centre for the Study of Popular Music Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark. Co-presenters: Klaus Nathaus (Oslo University, Norway) and Antti-Ville Kärjä (Finland). Web: https://cc.au.dk/en/danpop/events/. 2021

Invited Chair of AHRC Peer Review College (PRC) Focus Group, University of Newcastle, Invited Chair of AHRC Peer Review College (PRC) Focus Group. Participants: Prof. Andrew Church (University of Brighton), Prof. Federico Santangelo (Newcastle University), Dr Katherine Baxter (Northumbria University), Dr Randolph Donahue (Michigan State University), Dr Alison Cathcart (University of Strathclyde).. 2019

Invited talk "Music in Neoliberal Culture: Cool Capitalisml", University College Cork, Ireland, FUAIM Research Seminar series, Department of Music, University College Cork https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/academic/schoolofmusicandtheatre/fuaim/fuaim-autumn-2018.pdf. 2018

Guest Lecture "Music in Neoliberal Culture", University of Bern, Switzerland, Gastvortrag am Institut für Musikwissenschaft im Rahmen der Vortragsreihe der Schweizerischen Musikforschenden Gesellschaft http://www.sagw.ch/en/smg/Veranstaltungen/2018/27-02-2018.html. 2018

Closing Plenary, Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, University of Sheffield, UK, Invited speaker at the closing plenary SPEAKERS: Simon Keegan-Phipps, University of Sheffield (Chair), Michael B. Bakan, Florida State University, Rachel Harris, SOAS, University of London, Simone Krüger Bridge, Liverpool John Moores University, Suzel Reily, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sean Williams, Evergreen State College. 2017

“Prestige Talk 2016” of the Anglo Paraguayan Society (UK), Instituto Cervantes London, Paper title: “Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Revival and Adaptation in Contemporary Paraguayan Music” (see: https://www2.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/viewarticle/2775/). 2016

Annual Conference on “What is Cool?”, Department of Social and Political Science, University of Chester, UK, for paper, see http://www.academia.edu/26364297/The_Appeal_of_Cool_in_World_Popular_Music_Identity_Authenticity_and_Branding. 2016

Roundtable "Music and Higher Education: Exploring Curricular Reform", Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology 2014, Invited speaker. 2014

CCM Congress on “Cultural Musicology”, University of Amsterdam, Musicology Department, Invited roundtable speaker at the CCM Congress on “Cultural Musicology”, 24 – 25 January 2014, Department of Musicology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (http://culturalmusicology.org/conference-2014/).. 2014

Commonwealth Creativities in Intercultural Arts Network (CIAN) Forum, University of Cambridge, Invited speaker @ Forum 1: Mapping Intercultural Arts Practices http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/cce/initiatives/projects/cian/SamCurkpatrick_Forum1_summary_13Dec.pdf. 2013

Beyond Borders: Welt – Musik – Pädagogik. Musikpädagogik und Ethnomusikologie im Diskurs, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock, Germany, Paper title "Authenticity in the Transmission of Music Cultures: The Need for a Holistic Ethnomusicology Pedagogy" (see https://www.hmt-rostock.de/fileadmin/hmt-rostock/2_Hochschule/Tagungen___Fortbildung/beyond_borders_final.pdf). 2011

International Conference "Beyond Borders: Welt - Musik - Pädagogik. Musikpädagogik und Ethnomusikologie im Diskurs", Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Rostock, Germany, Invited Speaker at the International Conference exploring the interconnectedness between music pedagogy and ethnomusicology. 2011

External collaboration:

https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/home/cathedral-music.aspx, Liverpool Cathedral, Mr Stephen Mannings (Director of Music Outreach). 2021

http://www.jeporekaweb.com/, Jeporeka (music composition project), Berta Rojas. 2021

Editorial boards:

European Journal of Musicology, Scientific Advisory Board member, https://bop.unibe.ch/EJM/about/editorialTeam. 2020

Metal Music Studies (Intellect), Editorial Advisory Board member, https://www.intellectbooks.com/metal-music-studies. 2019

Journal of Popular Music Education, editorial board member, http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=254/. 2016

Equinox Series in Transcultural Music Studies, Book series co-editor, https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/transcultural-music-studies/. 2015

Ethnomusicology Forum, Member of the International Advisory Board, http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=editorialBoard&journalCode=remf20#.VOHWcU0pWUk. 2014

Journal of World Popular Music, Editor, https://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/index.php/JWPM. 2014

Award:

Institutional confirmation of significant responsibility for undertaking research on an independent basis (SRIR) and inclusion in LJMU’s submission to REF2021; aligned to the University-conferred Research Institute/Centre/Group “Media, Culture, Communications Research Group”, 24 June 2020., LJMU. 2020

Gold Standard Letter for outstanding contributions to the PRC’s work of the Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Professor Andrew Thompson (Chief Executive, AHRC), 7 June 2019, AHRC. 2019

Research & Innovation Spotlight Award 2018. Project title "The Sounds of Silence: Forgotten Masterpieces of Classical Music from Paraguay" (finalist); for video pitch for online voting, see: https://youtu.be/kuh-ma5gjD8, Liverpool John Moores University, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/articles/2018/7/3/cheering-for-research-and-innovation-at-the-royal-court. 2018

Liverpool SU Amazing Teaching Awards 2015, category Amazing Course Team, Liverpool Students' Union, http://www.liverpoolsu.com/amazing-teaching-awards. 2015

Walker Prize for final-year dissertation entitled “Liverpool’s World of Musics: An Ethnographic Study”, University of Liverpool (on behalf of Liverpool Hope University). 2002

External committees:

Executive Committee, International Association of Popular Music (IASPM), Treasurer, http://www.iaspm.net/executive-committee/. 2019

BFE Committee, British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Website co-ordinator Membership secretary Co-editor _Ethnomusicology Forum_, http://bfe.org.uk/Committee.html. 2008

Conference presentation:

Designing Attractive Online Courses in CANVAS, LJMU Annual Teaching & Learning Conference 2018, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation. 2018

Music, Identity and Guitar Culture in Paraguay, Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology 2017, University of Sheffield, Oral presentation. 2017

External PGR examinations performed:

SOAS, University of London, PhD, World Music in British Secondary Schools. 2018

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of the Art and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College (category 'Academic'), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/peerreview/college/. 2015

Member of the Royal Musical Association (RMA), Royal Musical Association (RMA). 2015

Member of The Anglo Paraguayan Society, The Anglo Paraguayan Society. 2011

Member of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), http://webdb.iu.edu/sem/scripts/home.cfm. 2008

Member of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), http://www.ictmusic.org/. 2007

Member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), IASPM. 2006

Member of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE), British Forum for Ethnomusicology, http://www.bfe.org.uk/. 2005

Conference organisation:

Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusioclogy, April 2009, Conference Convenor, http://www.bfe.org.uk/resources/DelegateHandbook$28FINAL$29.pdf. 2009

Seminar: Using Ethnography with University Students in the Performing Arts, Organiser, http://www.palatine.ac.uk/development-awards/1133/. 2008

SOLSTICE 2007 Conference, Co-organiser, http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/solstice/Conference2007/. 2007

SOLSTICE 2006 Conference, Co-organiser, http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/solstice/Conference2006/. 2006

ICTM 2005 World Conference, Conference Assistant, http://www.ictmusic.org/events. 2003

Research Grants Awarded:

Higher Education Academy, Enhancing Employability in Music, Sian Lincoln, Grant value (£): 7,500. 2008

Higher Education Academy, Ethnography in the Performing Arts: A Student Guide, Grant value (£): 2,500.

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 2007

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (post-compulsory education). 2003

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