RIP Sheila Whiteley (1941-2015)

Sheila Whiteley

Sheila Whiteley (1941-2015) at the IASPM D-A-CH inaugural workshop in 2013

We were deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Prof. Sheila Whiteley this past weekend. The former Chair of Popular Music at Salford University as well as former General Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music she was appointed Professor Emeritus of the University of Salford in June 2010. Sheila was a pioneering scholar within popular music studies – especially focusing on the relation between popular music and gender – and we were very honored to host her as a special guest during our inaugural workshop in Berne in May 2013.

She will be dearly missed!

The board of IASPM D-A-CH

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