Dr Caroline Kennedy

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Dr Caroline Kennedy






c.kennedy (@gold.ac.uk)

Dr Caroline Kennedy is a trans-disciplinary artist, musician-composer and practice researcher

Dr Caroline Kennedy joined Goldsmiths in 2019 and is a Senior Lecturer in Music.
A trans-disciplinary artist and practice researcher she specialises in creative practice.

Caroline is Associate Head Of School for the School of Arts and Humanities and Academic Co-Director of the Connected Curriculum. She convenes and teaches in postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in Popular Music and Creative Practice.

A singer-songwriter with a longstanding practice in song-based music, her releases span top 40 pop, experimental music and subcultural music scenes. She is also a painter and performer specifically concerned with post-capitalist art making.

Academic qualifications

  • Phd 2017
  • MA 2011

Teaching and supervision

Caroline supervises projects focussed around song-based music, songwriting, trans-disciplinary creative practice, post-capitalist art and music practices and inclusion in art and music.

MMus Creative Practice, MMus Popular Music, BMus Popular Music

Research interests

Caroline is a practice researcher whose work explores identity and selfhood through the imaginary of song canons.
Caroline writes about art and music using auto-fiction and auto-ethnographic approaches to explore trans-disciplinary artistic practices, social politics and the everyday.

Publications and research outputs

Book Section

Kennedy-McCracken, Caroline. 2024. The Critical Song of Serge Gainsbourg. In: Olivier Julien and Olivier Bourderionnet, eds. Serge Gainsbourg: An International Perspective. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 55-62. ISBN 9781501365669

Kennedy-McCracken, Caroline. 2020. When A Mouth Is A Gun: Complicating Gendered Bodies In Song-based Work. In: Jon Stratton; Jon Dale and Tony Mitchell, eds. An Anthology Of Australian Albums: Critical Engagements. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 67-82. ISBN 9781501339851