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Meet our PhD supervisors: Dr Sarah Hill

BA University of California, MA University of Chicago, MA Cardiff University, PhD Cardiff University (Thesis: Blerwytirhwyng: Welsh Popular Music, Language and the Politics of Identity’.)

From 2002-2007 she was a Lecturer in Music at the University of Southampton. She is on the Editorial Boards of twentieth-century music and Popular Music and is a member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and the Society for Minimalist Music.

San Francisco and the Long 60s
Sarah was awarded a AHRC Fellowship in 2011 to complete research on a cultural history of popular music in San Francisco, 1965-69. The project considers received historical accounts of the time, the music, visual and literary communications from the counterculture, and retrospective glances from members of the countercultural community over the past four decades.

Dr Sarah Hill from Cardiff School of Music on Vimeo.

Selected research/publications

Dr Hill would be happy to consider applications from students considering postgraduate research in the following areas:
Popular music historiography; politics and popular music; music in minority language cultures

Postgraduate funding:
Interested in pursuing postgraduate research at one of the largest and most diverse music schools in the UK? The School of Music is currently offering three competitive Studentships that cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. More information on our funding opportunities is available at: