Biography


- European Doctorate
in Media and Cultural Studies
(University of Sussex) 

- British MA
in International Journalism
(Napier University)

- German MSc
in Psychology
(University of Bonn)

Dunja Brill is currently pursuing the DFG-funded research project ‘Sound-Schlachten’ (Sonic Battles), which revolves around constructions of masculinity, white ethnicity and power/violence in extreme subcultural music scenes (Industrial and Extreme Metal). She has also written widely on the Gothic subculture, particularly about gender and sexualities. 

Her general 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.

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