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at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Shara Rambarran

​Assistant Professor

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD in Music, University of Salford
  • ​PGCE in Music, University of Huddersfield
  • ​BA (Hons) in Popular Music Studies, University of Sheffield

Dr. Shara Rambarran is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (awarded in 2016). Her main research interests include: popular music analysis, remix, technology, digital cultures, IPR (music), events management, industry and critical theory. Currently, she is researching on music and virtuality, digital media, electronica and British Caribbean music. For more information on Dr. Shara Rambarran, please visit:

Selected Publications

‘The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education’, Book. Editors: Gareth Dylan Smith, Zack Moir, Matt Brennan, Shara Rambarran and Phil Kirkman. Routledge. (Forthcoming, 2017)

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality’, Book.  Editors: Sheila Whiteley and Shara Rambarran.  Oxford University Press. (2016)

‘“Feel Good” with Gorillaz and “Reject False Icons”: The Fantasy Worlds of the Virtual Group and its Creators’, Book Chapter in ‘The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality’.  Editors: Sheila Whiteley and Shara Rambarran. Oxford University Press. (2016)

‘99 Problems’ but Danger Mouse Ain’t One: The Creative and Legal Difficulties of Brian Burton, ‘Author’ of The Grey Album’, Article, Popular Musicology.  3. See:  (2013)

Editing and Peer Reviewing

Editor of The Journal on the Art of Record Production.

Member of the Editorial Board and Peer Reviewer for The Journal of Popular Music.

Peer Reviewer for Popular Music (Cambridge University Press).

Peer Reviewer for IASPM.

Peer Reviewer for The Journal of World Popular Music.