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Dr Simone Krüger Bridge

Dr Simone Krüger Bridge

Telephone: 0151 231 5054

Biography

I am a Reader in Music working at the intersection between popular music studies and ethnomusicology and teaching at Liverpool John Moores University since 2007. My educational background includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Germany and the UK, and a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield. Stressing a multidisciplinary approach, my research and teaching engages critical theoretical and methodological issues in ethnomusicology and popular music studies, and I locate these issues in the scholarly intersections of cultural studies, music, anthropology and sociology. 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. I am the editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of World Popular Music and book series editor of Transcultural Music Studies (Equinox). 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 board of the Journal of Popular Music Education. I 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, International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Royal Musicological Association, and others. During 2015-2018, I am serving as a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's (AHRC) Peer Review College, and have reviewed major funding grants, book proposals and article submissions. I am an award-winning educator with experience teaching ethnomusicology, media and cultural studies, world music and popular music studies, and sociology, and I have served as an external examiner for PG Music programmes at the University of Sheffield (2014-2018), and currently supervise six doctoral students. Since 2018, I am also a link tutor for postgraduate courses at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). 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:
cultural study of music/cultural musicology/cultural sociology of music
music, globalization, capitalism and identity
educational ethnomusicology/sociology of music education
ethnography
interdisciplinarity

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.

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

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

Publications

Chapters

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

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

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

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 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

Krüger Bridge S. 2018. Transnational Music Stahl G, Percival JM. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Place Routledge. 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

Krüger S, Trandafoiu R. 2014. 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

Krüger S, Trandafoiu R. 2014. Introduction: Touristic and Migrating Musics in Transit Krüger S, Trandafoiu R. The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Music Migration and Tourism :1-31 Routledge. New York 978-0-415-64007-7

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

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

Book

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

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

Krüger Bridge S. 2009. Ethnomusicology in the Academy: International Perspectives (special issue) 51 VWB Verlag 978-3-86135-821-3

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

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

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

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

Journal article

Krà ger 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

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

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

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

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

Other

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

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

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

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

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

Poster

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

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”

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

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

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

Internet publication

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

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

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

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

Book review

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

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

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

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

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

Report

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

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 >Link

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Designing Attractive Online Courses in CANVAS, LJMU Annual Teaching & Learning Conference 2018, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 14/06/2018

Music, Identity and Guitar Culture in Paraguay, Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology 2017, University of Sheffield, Oral presentation 20/04/2017

Award:

Research & Innovation Spotlight Award 2018. Project title "The Sounds of Silence: Forgotten Masterpieces of Classical Music from Paraguay" (finalist), 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

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

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

Conference organisation:

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

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

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

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

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

Editorial boards:

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

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

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

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

External committees:

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

External PGR examinations performed:

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

Media Coverage:

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.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.

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.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.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.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)

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of The Anglo Paraguayan Society, The Anglo Paraguayan Society

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

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/

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

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

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

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

Other invited event:

Guest lecture "Sounds of Cool: Cultural Production, Popular Music and the Symbolic Capital of Cool", University College Cork, Ireland, FUAIM Research Seminar series, Department of Music, University College Cork

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)

Guest Lecture "Music in Neoliberal Culture", University of Bern, Switzerland, Gastvortrag am Institut für Musikwissenschaft im Rahmen der Vortragsreihe der Schweizerischen Musikforschenden Gesellschaft

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

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

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

“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/)

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

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/).

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

Other Professional Activity:

Since 2018. Research mentorship (Dr Emma Roberts, Programme Leader History of Art, LJMU)

Board member, German Church Liverpool

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)

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

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/

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

Research Grants Awarded:

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

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

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (post-compulsory education)