CONTEMPORARY BLACK MUSIC CULTURE

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Jacqueline Springer is a London-based broadcast music journalist, university lecturer, and event curator.

She began her media career in print, writing for a number of specialist music titles before moving unto lifestyle publications, broadsheet newspapers, international music imprints and music-related websites. She was employed by the BBC as a Senior Broadcast Journalist in radio (working in entertainment news) and contributed to discussion (long and short form) on contemporary music, culture and representation.

During her time at the corporation, she was employed by Radio 1, 1xtra, The World Service and 6Music and contributed to output on BBC Radio 4, 5live and television (BBC Four, BBC2, BBC News Channel).

Jacqueline continues to contributes to BBC television radio arts and news programming and arts festivals Additionally, Jacqueline works independently exploring race, culture and musical expression under the banner of Contemporary Black Music Culture (through which she has lectured at Berklee College of Music (Boston), Purdue University (Indiana), London College of Communication, The 49th and 51st London Film Festivals, the National Film Theatre, Lillian Bayliss School of Technology, Turku University (Finland), Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences (Boston), The Tate Modern, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Princeton University and New York University – the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music).

She is also a co-founder of fashion, culture and identity studies event curation duo Union Black (London College of Fashion, British Library, the Victoria & Albert Museum) where the relationship between music, sartorial style, race and cultural identities are explored via bespoke commissions.

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