About the Author

Dunja Brill holds a European Doctorate in Media and Cultural Studies (University of Sussex), a British MA in International Journalism (Napier University), and a German MSc in Psychology (University of Bonn).

She used to be involved in the German alternative music scene as a singer of the band Lie Still, and as a freelance writer for various music magazines and fanzines like Sonic Seducer and Black.

Her research interests include subcultural formations, media representations of gender and sexuality, alternative music media, and the methodological combination of discourse analysis and ethnography.

She has taught at University of Sussex and at Humboldt-University Berlin, and is currently pursuing a new research project revolving around constructions of violence, gender, race and class in 'extreme' musical genres (e.g. Industrial and Extreme Metal).

Here some links to interviews with the author in british newspapers:

The Independent