Clare Church

Clare V. Church (she/her) 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 gender, music, and war. In 2021, she was included on Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy list. 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, openDemocracy, and Era Magazine, 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. history student at Aberystwyth University; 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 and accomplishments, particularly as it pertains to ideals of patriotism, femininity, and resistance.

She 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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