Dr Pauline Muir

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Position Lecturer
Email p.muir (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7896 2090
Dr Pauline Muir

Pauline has extensive teaching experience in Arts Management. She previously worked at London South Bank University on the B.A. (Hons) Arts Management/Arts & Festival Management for 21 years & was the Course Director between 2007–2016

Her PhD, 'Sounds Mega - Musical Discourse in Black Majority Churches' focused on congregational singing in Africa megachurches using a multimodal analysis. She is the author of ‘A Virtuous Woman in the Twenty-First Century’ in Aldred, Joe (ed) (2000) Sisters with Power and ‘Sounds of Blackness’ in Ackah, W. Dodson J. & Smith R.D. (eds) (2017) Movements of the Spirit: Race, Culture & Gendered Spirituality in Africa & the African Diaspora.

She has a BA in Music, a Diploma in Orchestral Studies, a Licentiate qualification from Trinity College London (LTCL) as well as an MA in Arts Management from City University. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) & Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Sounds Mega - Musical Discourse in Black Majority Churches
  • BA in Music
  • Diploma in Orchestral Studies
  • Licentiate, Trinity College London (LTCL)
  • Masters in Arts Management, City University

Teaching and Supervision

Research interests

Pauline's research interests are in culture and religion and include a focus on congregational singing in Africa megachurches.

Publications and research outputs

Book Section

Muir, Pauline. 2017. Sounds of Blackness? Struggles for Freedom in 21st Century Congregational Songs in South London. In: William Ackah; Jualynne E. Dodson and Drew Smith, eds. Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 115-128. ISBN 9781138205840


Muir, Pauline. 2019. A Sound Ethnography. Studies in World Christianity, ISSN 1354-9901

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