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Dr Kirsty Lohman

Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.

Research Assistant, ‘Imagine: Hillfields' The Social, historical, cultural, and democratic context of civic engagement, ESRC funded research project, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.

Editorial Assistant, Community Development Journal, Oxford Journals.


PhD Research

Thesis title: ‘Punk Lives: Contesting Boundaries in the Dutch Punk Scene’. Passed, no corrections, September 2015.

Focus: The Dutch punk scene, both historically and contemporaneously, drawing on ethnographic and oral history methods.
Aim: To uncover the everyday experiences of subcultural participants, in particular their mobility, connectivity, political engagements and life choices.

This work is funded by an AHRC studentship attached to the project entitled ‘Post-Socialist Punk: Beyond the Double Irony of Self-abasement’.

Supervisors: Professor Hilary Pilkington and Dr Anton Popov.


Grants and Awards:

AHRC Doctoral studentship, fully funded PhD, attached to the project ‘Post-Socialist Punk: Beyond the Double Irony of Self-abasement’. 2009.

Nominee for the University of Warwick Social Sciences Early Career Impact Award. 2013.


Publications:

‘Dutch Punk with Eastern Connections: Mapping cultural flows between East and West Europe’, Punk and Post-Punk, 2.2. 2013.

‘Nothing Like the Rest of Holland: The Groningen Punk Scene’, Punk in the 21st Century, Dines, M. and Gordon, A. (eds.). Expected c. 2016.

'Deconstructing DIY identities in a trans music scene', Sexualities, expected 2016. Co-authored with Ruth Pearce.


Conference Papers:

‘Nothing Like the Rest of Holland: The Groningen Punk Scene’, presented at the Punk Scholars Network, 2nd Annual Postgraduate Conference, BCU. October 2015.

Mobility and Connections: in and beyond the Dutch punk scene’, presented at Keep It Simple, Make It Fast!, University of Porto, Portugal. July 2015.

Punks’ Politics: Educating each other to resist the system’, presented at Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! Summer School, University of Porto, Portugal. July 2015.

‘“After doing this for so many years you want your comfort a bit”: Squatting and negotiating authenticity as an ageing punk’, presented at the BSA Annual Conference. April 2014.

Subculture (or not?): identity and inclusion in trans performance events’, presented at IAS Symposium, University of Warwick, ‘Subjectivity and Subculture’. Presented with Ruth Pearce. June 2013.

Trans Music Isn’t: De/constructing DIY Identity’, presented at ESRC Seminar Series, University of Warwick, ‘Trans as Everyday Culture’. Presented with Ruth Pearce. May 2013.

Trans Music Isn’t: De/constructing DIY Identity’, presented at CSWG Graduate Seminar Series, University of Warwick. Presented with Ruth Pearce. February 2013.

‘Narratives of Eastern Europe in the Netherlands’ Punk Scene’, presented at IASPM UK 2012 annual conference, University of Salford, ‘Imagining Communities Musically: Putting Popular Music in its Place’. September 2012.

'The popular experience of Punk in Eastern Europe', presented at the University of Warwick History Department’s Postgraduate Conference. May 2008.


Teaching:

Lectures

Qualitative Research Methods (MA module, Guest lecturer). 2013.

Researching Society (MA core module). 2012.

Small group seminars

Researching Society and Culture (BA 1st year core module, one 2-hour weekly seminar). 2012-14.

Researching Society (MA core module). 2013.

Facilitator for Sociology undergraduate induction event. October 2013.


Organisational Responsibilities:

Steering Committee for the Punk Scholars Network.

Centre for the Study of Women and Gender Postgraduate Seminar Series 2011-present.

Co-Chair of the Department of Sociology (University of Warwick) Postgraduate Student-Staff Liaison Committee 2011-2012.

Assistant for the organisation of ‘’Transnormative’ Cultures: Politics, Protest and Punk’, CEELBAS workshop held at University of Warwick. September 2008.


Background:

I hold an MA in Society and Culture in the Cold War from the Department of History, University of Warwick.
MA Thesis: ‘No Goals, No Future, No Hope, No Joy’, a study of the popular experience of Punk in Eastern Europe under socialism.

 

Other Interests:

I play in the Midlands based punk bands Not Right and Die Wrecked, and help to run Coventry’s punk night Revolt.

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Kirsty Lohman

Kirsty dot Lohman at warwick dot ac dot uk