Postdoctoral Researcher (and Adjunct Lecturer, University of the West Indies), Solent University
Kim-Marie Spence is a postdoctoral researcher at Southampton Solent University (UK) with specialising in cultural industries and cultural policy, with a focus on popular music. She is also an adjunct lecturer in media and communication at University of the West Indies (Jamaica). She has done significant primary fieldwork comparing the popular culture industries of reggae, Bollywood, K-pop and K-drama, as part of her PhD at the Australian National University. She is a former Rhodes Scholar and Jamaica Film Commissioner/Head of Creative Industries in Jamaica. She is co-author of Global Cultural Economy with articles published in Journal of Arts Management, Law & Society and Journal of Popular Music & Society. She currently sits on the advisory boards of John Hansard Gallery (UK) and Kingston Creative (Jamaica).
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