Dr Áine Mangaoang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Áine joined the faculty at St Patrick’s College as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2015, and holds a Visiting Lectureship in Popular Musicology and New Media at Listaháskóli Íslands (Iceland Academy of Arts) in Reykjavik (2013-’16). A graduate of University College Cork, and an Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (UK), Áine received her PhD from the University of Liverpool, where she was the Institute of Popular Music Scholar (2010-‘14). Before joining St Patrick’s College, she was a Lecturer in Musicology at University College Cork, where she convened courses for the MA in Music and Cultural History, B.A. and B.Mus programmes. In 2012-‘13 she was Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University, undertaking field research for her doctoral thesis on the use of music and dance in a Filipino prison. Áine returns to the University of Liverpool in February 2015 to work with Sara Cohen, Mike Jones and Les Roberts on the “Music, Photographs and Cultural Memory” project in association with the IPM Archive, Open Eye Gallery, Radio Merseyside, and Liverpool Jazz.
Áine is on the Editorial Board for the journal Arts, and peer reviewer for Asian Studiesjournal, Kritika Kultura, Networking Knowledge, and Popular Music. Recent publications include Postcolonial Text, Popular Music, TORTURE: Journal of Torture and Rehabilitation, andMusic, Sound and the Moving Image. An advocate of popular music research, she has served on the board for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM UK & Ireland chapter) since 2011, and is a national committee member of the Society for Music Education in Ireland since 2014. Áine co-organised the biennial IASPM UK & Ireland conference at University College Cork in 2014, for which she received the Cork Convention Bureau’s Conference Ambassador Award. She is delighted to be co-organiser of the Society of Musicology Ireland Annual Conference to be held in St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University on June 10-12, 2015.
As a musician and music educator, Áine works with the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s community music programme Sing Out with Strings, and was commissioned to write the Sing Out with Strings End of Year Report: Children’s Perspective (July 2015). She is a founding member of GlasDrum, a not-for-profit innovative Irish arts organisation, and is a member of the steering group for summer SING!, a large-scale, inclusive music education project in Cork city in collaboration with ARTcultureLIFE, Cork Deaf Association and Music Generation Cork City. Other current projects include new research on music, gesture and sensoria with award-winning Deaf pianist Orla O’Sullivan with a focus on music education for d/Deaf and hard of hearing, and sign language music video.