Department of Music

Recent Nottingham PhD graduates secure prestigious academic appointments

The Department of Music is thrilled that Dr Justin Williams and Dr Tim Shephard have recently been appointed as Lecturers in Music at Bristol and Sheffield Universities respectively.

Justin undertook his doctorate at Nottingham between 2006 and 2010. His thesis, written under the supervision of Professor Adam Krims, was entitled 'Musical Borrowing in Hip-hop: Theoretical Frameworks and Case STudies'; a revised version of the thesis is due to be published by University of Michigan Press in 2013, under the title Rhymin and Stealin: Musical Borrowing in Hip-hop. Since learning Nottingham, Justin has held posts at Lancaster and Anglia Ruskin.

Tim's doctoral thesis, written under the supervision of Philip Weller and completed in 2010, was entitled 'Alfonso I d'Este: Music and Identity in Ferrara'; work from the thesis will be included in Tim's new book, Echoing Helicon: Music, Art and Identity in the Este Studioli, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. After graduating from Nottingham, Tim held a Junior Research Fellowship at Worcester College, Oxford.

Justin and Tim join other recent graduates of Nottingham who now work as academics in the UK and overseas, including Dr Jan Butler (Lecturer in Popular Music, Oxford Brookes University), Dr Michelle Phillips (Lecturer in Music, Royal Northern College of Music), Dr Danae Stefanou (Lecturer in Historical Musicology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), and Dr Katherine Williams (Lecturer in Creative Musicianship, Leeds College of Music).

Posted on Thursday 26th April 2012

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