Dr Pauline Muir

Staff details

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 and Festival Management for twenty years and was the Course Director between 2007 – 2016.

Her PhD entitled 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 and Gendered Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora.

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

Research Interests

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


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. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138205840