ICCM, York St John University, UK
Sarah-Jane Gibson is the post-doctoral researcher for Ethno Research. She has attended both Ethno Sweden and Ethno New Zealand as a participant-observer. She is also leading the Sustainability/Covid-19 and Ethno on the Road reports, and is part of the History team.
Sarah-Jane graduated with her PhD in Ethnomusicology from Queen’s University in 2018. Her thesis focused on how identity is constructed through singing in a community choir, and if this influences broader identity formations, with a focus on Northern Ireland.
Her research focuses on community and identity formation through engagement in musical practice. She has an extensive background in music education, having taught a wide range of ages and abilities in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Since completing her PhD she has been teaching at Queen’s University, Belfast tutoring a variety of anthropology and music courses and conducting the University Chamber Choir. Currently, she also lectures at York St John University and runs a folk music ensemble.