Clare Church

Clare V. Church is a writer and researcher based in Aberystwyth, United Kingdom.

Clare uses a combination of archival research, in-person interviews, and in-depth literature reviews to develop work and writing on the topics of music, collective memory, and resistance. In 2018, she was named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 by Corporate Knights Magazine. She has been published in New York Magazine, Tablet Magazine, the Mary Sue, openDemocracy, Salon, and Post Media, among others. She also ran and managed Zero Waste Forest City’s “720 to 0” blog on sustainable lifestyles.

Currently, Clare is a Ph.D. Candidate at Aberystwyth University, within the Department of History and Welsh History. The subject of her dissertation focuses on wartime musicians, specifically exploring the role of female singers throughout World War II. She will explore their symbolic nature, particularly as it pertains to ideals of patriotism, femininity, and resistance.

Clare completed her Master of Arts at New York University in 2017, focusing on International Relations and Journalism. She attained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo in 2014, studying History and Political Science, with a specialization in Global Governance and International Relations.

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