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Teaching Interests

Jasmine Shadrack’s teaching modules range from level 4 to level 6 performance alongside socio-musicological and cultural theory approaches to the examination of popular music from Stravinsky to Skrillex.

Her teaching interests are classical and avant-garde composition, extreme metal (particularly death and black metal), opera and psychoanalytic approaches to analysis.


​​​​Jasmine Shadrack is a Senior Lecturer in Popular Music situated in the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology at the University of Northampton. She is PAT and admissions tutor and module leader for the performance and cultural theory/musicology modules. She is the musical director and conductor of the Popular Music department’s chamber choir, that functions as adjunct androgogical co-requisite to the performance modules, music theory modules and the level 6 music education module.

Research Interests

Jasmine Shadrack’s research areas and publications are concerned with Feminism, psychoanalysis, trauma and herstory, music and performativity. Her PhD is an autoethnographic examination of a woman's performane in black metal. As part of her working research practice she is the guitarist/front woman of a black metal band. She has also been a lead investigator on a successful funding bid through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in association with Queen Mary’s University London and the Academic Charts Online. ​She sits on the board for ACO (Academic Charts Online) and is a member of ISMMS (International Society for Metal Music Studies).

Her first monograph is in process and is being publshed in 2020 by Emerald Publishing.

External positions

Board Member of Metal Music Studies Editorial Advisory Board, Journal for Metal Music Studies

1 Jan 2020 → …

Co-Editor, Helvete: Journal for Black Metal Theory (Punctum Books)

Jan 2018 → …

Reviewer, Journal for Metal Music Studies

Jul 2017 → …

Board Member, Academic Charts Online

Jun 2014 → …


  • HM Sociology
  • M Music
  • PR English literature
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • JC Political theory

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Research Output

Denigrata 'Rex Tremendae': English/Latin

Translated title of the contribution: English/Latin: English/LatinShadrack, J., Stevens, F., Rawley, S., Cameron, J. & Cargill, D., Jun 2017

Research output: Non-Textual OutputPerformance

Open Access
  • From enslavement to obliteration: extreme metal's problem with women

    Shadrack, J. H., Jones, R. E. (ed.) & Davies, E. (ed.), 19 Oct 2017, Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women who Love Them. London: Repeater Books, Vol. 1. p. 170-184 326 p. (Music/Politics).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Malefica: the witch as restorative feminism in matrifocal black metal performance

    Shadrack, J. H., Panayotov, S. (ed.) & Lukas, D. (ed.), 19 Aug 2017, (Accepted/In press) Black Metal Rainbows. Canada: P M Press

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Performance of Dido and Aeneas

    Shadrack, J., 10 Jun 2017

    Research output: Non-Textual OutputPerformance

    Open Access
  • "Kyrie Eleison" by Denigrata

    McLaughlin, C. & Shadrack, J., 24 May 2016

    Research output: Non-Textual OutputDigital or Visual Media

    Open Access
  • Denigrata 'Missa Defunctorum: Requiem Mass in A Minor'

    Translated title of the contribution: English/Latin: English/LatinShadrack, J., Stevens, F., Rawley, S., Cameron, J., Cargill, D. & Hudson, N., 19 Nov 2015

    Research output: Non-Textual OutputComposition

    Open Access
  • Femme-liminale: corporeal performativity in death metal

    Shadrack, J. H., 11 Apr 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial work
    • 1 Membership of committee
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Performance

    Helvete: a Journal of Black Metal Theory (Journal)

    Jasmine Shadrack (Editor), & Niall Scott (Editor in chief)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication Peer-review and Editorial WorkEditorial workResearch

    Healing the mother wound: grief management and metal performance

    Jasmine Shadrack (Speaker)

    2 Dec 2017

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch


    Royal and Derngate

    Jasmine Shadrack (Visiting researcher)

    10 Jun 2017

    Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachPerformanceResearch

    ACO (Academic Charts Online) (External organisation)

    Jasmine Shadrack (Chair)


    Activity: Membership of a Board, Committee, Council or NetworkMembership of committeeResearch

    Press / Media

    Denigrata: the Satanic Antlered Priestess

    Jasmine Shadrack


    1 Media contribution



    Denigrata Cervorum: interpretive performance autoethnography and female black metal performance

    Author: Shadrack, J., 2017

    Supervisor: Scott, N. (Supervisor), Jowett, L. (Supervisor) & Andermahr, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis