Real name: 

Primary Discipline

Primary Discipline: 

  • HumanitiesArtsPerforming artsMusicMusical composition

Further Specification: 

Musicology, cultural studies of popular music
Secondary Discipline

Secondary Discipline: 

  • Social SciencesPsychologyPsychoanalysis

Further Specification: 

Feminist psychoanalysis


Jasmine Hazel Shadrack is a composer, musician, and scholar who gained her PhD in 2017 whilst lecturing full time in Popular Music studies at the University of Northampton, UK. She has been an extreme metal guitarist for the last twenty years and a black metal vocalist for the last five. Her research areas include trauma studies, disability studies, feminism, performance, extreme metal, autoethnography and psychoanalysis. She has been publishing since 2014 and has her first monograph, entitled Black Metal, Trauma, Subjectivity and Sound: Screaming the Abyss coming out in January 2021 through Emerald Publishing. She sits on the editorial board for the Metal Music Studies journal and is currently working on two co-edited collections, Music and Death vol. 2 (through Progressive Connexions and Emerald) and Metal and Dis/Ability with Professor Amber Clifford of the University of Missouri, USA, also through Emerald. She is currently composing a Requiem Mass and working on a dark folk collaboration with Francesca Stevens, entitled Dōlǒur. My website,, is forthcoming, Sept 2020.

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