Clare Neil

PhD Student
Office: TC 328

Clare is a PhD student in Musicology with a primary focus in Popular Music, namely Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Studies. She holds a BA in Music from York University, Toronto, and an MA in Musicology from Dalhousie University, Halifax.

Her 2015 conference paper on System of a Down, "BOOM! Goes the Global Protest Movement: Heavy Metal, Protest, and the Televisual in System of a Down’s “Boom!” Music Video” is forthcoming in Songs of Social Protest edited by Martin Power, Aileen Dillane, Eoin Devereux, and Amanda Haynes to be published through Rowman and Littlefield, London in late 2017. And her 2017 conference paper "All I Know is All I Know: Canadian Heavy Metal Girlhood in the Music of Kittie" won the IASPM Canada Peter Narvaez 2017 Annual Student Paper Prize.

Clare's PhD research aims to investigate the role of music in emotional catharsis through her case study of the turn of the millennium heavy metal subgenre Nümetal.