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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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music Social Sciences
popular culture Social Sciences
gender Social Sciences
video Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences
psychoanalytic theory Social Sciences
Metals Arts & Humanities
simulation Social Sciences

Research Output 2011 2017

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

Violence against Women

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
Popular music
Music Students
Henry Purcell

"Kyrie Eleison" by Denigrata

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

Research output: Non-Textual OutputDigital or Visual Media

Open Access
Avant Garde
Art Film

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
Debut Album
Latin Language

Femme-liminale: corporeal performativity in death metal

Shadrack, J. H., 11 Apr 2014.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper


Activities 2014 2019

  • 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

The Royal Theatre, Northampton

Jasmine Shadrack (Visiting researcher)
10 Jun 2017

Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachPerformanceResearch

Healing the mother wound: grief management and metal performance

Jasmine Shadrack (Speaker)
2 Dec 2017

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch


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