Administrator for the Centre for Life-Writing Research
Robyn Shooter is a PhD student enrolled within the Music department at King’s College London (KCL), undertaking a thesis examining constructions of identity and authenticity in Americana music. She has previously completed an MMus in Musicology and Ethnomusicology (KCL), an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries (KCL), and holds a BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature (Queen Mary University of London). Robyn’s research is informed by her interdisciplinary background, with interests including popular culture in the United States, gender representation and popular music, countercultural movements in twentieth-century America and Europe, regional identity and the American South, and nostalgic readings of Americana cultural heritage.
In addition to her studies, Robyn is the current Administrator for the Centre of Life Writing within the Arts and Humanities Research Institute (AHRI), supporting activities related to the study of the theory, history, and practice of life writing. Robyn also has diverse event and group management experience, including acting as Co-Administrator for a cross-institutional, LISS DTP-funded Feminist and Gender Studies Reading Group, and co-founding a LAHP-funded global arts and cultural studies conference, “Gendered Representations in 20th Century American Art & Culture”.