Abigail Gardner



I am a Reader in Music and Media at the University of Gloucestershire, writing on music and ageing, music video and music documentary and produces community film and media. Publications include PJ Harvey and Music Video Performance (Routledge, 2015) and Rock On: Women, Ageing and Popular Music (Routledge, 2012) and my current research is for a book on Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians for Routledge. I am PI on 2 Erasmus + European projects, one on diversity and digital storytelling (www.mysty.eu) , one on media literacy for Refugee, Asylum Seeking and Migrant Women and produced 'In My Own Right' a documentary short on the women who run the Cheltenham Synagogue. My research centres on the idea of marginality and my written, film and media work interrogates that idea in various ways. I am currently interested in ageing and temporality, particularly in relation to women and ageing across popular music. This interest extends to film work where a documentary I have produced in collaboration with Paul Zinder looks at inter-age relationships in a marginalised community. European funded research has focused on spotlighting the stories of teenagers, some of them from migrant communities, through digital storytelling and on media literacy for refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women.

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