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Alice Masterson
Associate Lecturer in Music



I completed my PhD at the University of York in 2022, co-supervised by the departments of Music and Sociology. My doctoral research concerned the mediation of the posthumous careers of female singers who had died of drug overdose or related complications. Following this, I taught on the music industries at the University of Glasgow, before re-joining the School of Arts and Creative Technologies in February 2024.


Selected publications

-Alice Masterson, ‘“A Woman Left Lonely”: Pariah femininity and the posthumous career of Janis Joplin,’ Feminist Media Studies 23 (2023) 7: 3354-3368.

Alice Masterson, ‘Lady Day on Screen: What can the divided reception of The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) tell us about the malleability of posthumous fame?’ IASPM Journal 12 (2022) 1: 69-82.

Alice Masterson, ‘“A New Career”: Nostalgia, Mortality, and David Bowie’s “I Can’t Give Everything Away”,’ Journal for Cultural Research 25 (2021) 4: 413-428.

Contact details

Dr Alice Masterson
School of Arts and Creative Technologies
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 8986