Dr Rosemary Lucy Hill
- Position: Lecturer in Sociology
- Areas of expertise: gender studies; popular music; critical data studies
- Email: R.L.Hill@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 9801
- Location: 11.16 Social Sciences Building
I research gender, big data and popular music. I am currently researching sexual violence at live music events (funded by Leeds' Cultural Institute) and sexual violence in chart topping rock and metal lyrics (funded by BA/Leverhulme). My PhD (Centre for Women’s Studies, York) looked at representations and experiences of women hard rock and metal music fans. My postdoc (Seeing Data: are good big data visualisations possible?, Leeds) explored how people engage with data visualisations.
- Acting Director of Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
- MA Gender Studies programme leader
My research interests include the following.
- Gender and sexism
- Feminist methodologies
- Popular music fandom
- Rock and metal
- Digital data and data visualisations
- Digital lives
- Culture and the media
- Reader and audience response
- 20th century and contemporary literature
I was instrumental in putting together a website of guidance for non-experts users of data visualisations.
I am on the editorial advisory board of the journal Metal Music Studies.
I am the treasurer of the International Association for Popular Music (UK & Ireland branch)<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
I convene the following modules:
The Sociology of Gender (level 2)
The Social Life of Data (level 3)
Theorising Gender (MA)
I supervise gender, music and social media dissertations<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>The school welcomes enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/research-opportunities">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>