Jacqueline Springer (COM346 Race, Gender & the Media; HOM400 Black British Music: Exploring Identity Through Sound)

Jacqueline Springer is a London-based broadcast music journalist and university lecturer. She began her media career in print, writing for a number of specialist music titles before moving unto lifestyle publications, broad-sheet newspapers, international music imprints and music-related websites. She was employed by the BBC as a Senior Broadcast Journalist in radio (working in entertainment news) and contributed to discussion (long and short form) on contemporary music, culture and representation. During her time at the corporation she was employed by Radio 1, 1xtra, The World Service and 6Music in addition to contributing to output on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5live and television: BBC Four, BBC2 and the BBC News Channel. Jacqueline also works in event curation as part of fashion, culture and identity studies duo Union Black (The British Library, London College of Fashion, the Victoria & Albert Museum) and independently, where she explores race, culture and musical expression (under the banner of Contemporary Black Music – through which she has lectured at Berklee College of Music (Boston), Purdue University (Indiana), London College of Communication, The 49th and 51st London Film Festivals, the National Film Theatre, Lillian Bayliss School of Technology, Turku University (Finland), Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences (Boston), The Tate Modern, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Princeton University and New York University – the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music). Jacqueline continues to contribute to BBC television and radio arts and news programming in a freelance capacity. jsprin01@syr.edu