I am a Reader in Music working at the intersection between music 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 a monograph on Musical Meaning, and Experience in Everyday Life (2021) and an edited The Oxford Handbook of Global Popular Music (2021), as well as (longer term) on a monograph on the music of Paraguay. I am the editor-in-chief of the 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 and Metal Music Studies. I am a member 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 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. I am the Chair of FRDC (Faculty Research Degree Committee) in the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Science at LJMU (2018-), act as a link tutor for postgraduate courses at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) (2018-), 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).
cultural study of music/cultural musicology/cultural sociology of music
musical globalization/music and capitalism
educational ethnomusicology/sociology of music education
music in Paraguay
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.
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]
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
PGCE, UK, University of Central Lancashire, 2001 - 2003
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. 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. 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
Krüger S. 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 S, Trandafoiu R. 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 DOI Publisher Url
Krüger Bridge S. 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 Bridge S. Transnational Music Stahl G, Percival JM. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Place Routledge. New York
Krüger S, Trandafoiu R. 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 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 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 :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 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, Baker S. 2016. Editors' introduction Journal of World Popular Music, 3 :5-8 DOI
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 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 S. 2009. Ethnomusicology in the academy: An introduction World of Music, 51 :7-20
Krüger S. 2009. The ethnomusicologist as pedagogue: Disciplining ethnomusicology in the United Kingdom World of Music, 51 :139-170
Krüger S. The Ethnomusicologist as Pedagogue: Disciplining Ethnomusicology in the United Kingdom The World of Music, 3 :139-170 Publisher Url
Krüger S. Ethnomusicology in the Academy: An Introduction Krueger S. The World of Music, 3 :7-20 Publisher Url
Krüger S. 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. 2015. Embedding Student Research in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Learning in the Field 2015 Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moores University Public Url
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
Krüger S. 2011. Review of The New (Ethno)musicologies ETHNOMUSICOLOGY, 55 :128-135 Author Url
Kruger S. Review of _The New (Ethno)Musicologies_, edited by Henry Stobart (Scarecrow, 2008). Ethnomusicology, 55 :128-135 Author Url
Krüger S. 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. 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. 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
Krüger S. 2009. Experiencing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Learning in European Universities Routledge [An Ashgate Book]. Abingdon 9780754667780 Publisher Url
Krüger Bridge S. Ethnomusicology in the Academy: International Perspectives 51 VWB Verlag 978-3-86135-821-3 Publisher 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 S. 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 Bridge S. Designing Attractive Online Courses in CANVAS vitendra M. Innovations in Practice, LJMU Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2018 4 Publisher Url
Krüger S. Enhancing Employability in Music: An Ethnographic Study into Students' Work-Based Learning Experiences :1-105 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. Column on the trajectories of Music Education and Ethnomusicology (invited contribution) Hunter J. SEM Student News, 11 :6-6 Publisher Url
Krüger S. Undoing Authenticity as a Discursive Construct: The Need for a Holistic Pedagogy of Ethnomusicology Publisher Url
Krüger S. 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
Engagement & Impact
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, 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
Executive Committee, International Association of Popular Music (IASPM), Treasurer. 2019
BFE Committee, British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Website co-ordinator Membership secretary Co-editor _Ethnomusicology Forum_, http://bfe.org.uk/Committee.html. 2008
Other invited event:
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
Metal Music Studies (Intellect), Editorial Advisory Board member. 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
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
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.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 2007
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (post-compulsory education). 2003
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 Professional Activity:
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).
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 April 2018. Research mentorship (Dr Emma Roberts, Programme Leader History of Art, LJMU).
Since Sep 2018. Chair Faculty Research Degree Committee (Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, LJMU).