Bader International Study Centre

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at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Shara Rambarran

​Assistant Professor

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD in Music, University of Salford
  • ​PGCE in Music, University of Huddersfield
  • ​BA (Hons) in Popular Music Studies, University of Sheffield

Dr Shara Rambarran’s main research interests include: popular music analysis, remix, technology, digital cultures, IPR (music), events management, industry and critical theory. Currently, she is researching on music and virtuality, digital media, electronica and British Caribbean music. She is on the editorial board for the academic publication: The Journal on the Art of Record Production. For more information on Dr. Shara Rambarran, please visit:

Selected Publications

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality’, Book.  Editors: Sheila Whiteley and Shara Rambarran.  Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming, 2015)

‘“Feel Good” with Gorillaz and “Reject False Icons”: The Fantasy Worlds of the Virtual Group and its Creators’, Book Chapter in ‘The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality’.  Editors: Sheila Whiteley and Shara Rambarran. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming, 2015)

‘99 Problems’ but Danger Mouse Ain’t One: The Creative and Legal Difficulties of Brian Burton, ‘Author’ of The Grey Album’, Article, Popular Musicology.  3. See:  (2013)