Black Women of Soul, Rock and Pop - Victoria & Albert Museum Jointly organised with Contemporary Black Music Culture and staged in conjunction with the V&A's Club to Catwalk exhibition, Black Women of Soul, Rock and Pop will explore - with discursive contributions from Madeline Bell, Linda Lewis and Janet Kay - the influence of the innate, voluntary and enforced sartorial choices of black female singers in the 1960s and 1970s on British singers and club-goers in the 1980s. 22nd November, 2013 More here.

Bouffants, Beehives and Bobs - This BBC Timeshift documentary for BBC Four will explore the role hair plays in reflecting the social, cultural and gendered identities of its national populous and the social climate(s) they live in.

The hairstyles worn by male and female musicians of colour (British, American & African) influence those sported by music-buyers world-wide. What does this 'mirroring' say about one's racial, ethnic and fashion identity? 13th November, 2013

The Phil Williams Show - Occasional contributor to Back Row, the Monday arts and entertainment segment on this new (Mon-Weds) nightly topical news and sport discussion programme -BBC Radio 5 live.

'Breaking America': exploring national identity & culture via the transatlantic success of British music - Fordham University, London

'Breaking America...' is an undergraduate music, sociology, media, culture and music industry studies course.

Utilising the commercial and cultural achievements of a variety of British musicians from the 1960s through to the 2000s who 'broke' America commercially and culturally, 'Breaking America...' deconstructs the 'special relationship that exists between the United Kingdom and the USA in order to determine why success in America (beyond revenue) remains an important marker for domestic views on artistic accomplishment.

The creation, expression, sale, promotion, digestion and response to music will be examined in order to understand music's sociological importance, creative roots and commodifcation.

Social and political history, British regionality, social class, gender, race, sexual orientation musical, lyrical and vocal proficiency will also be explored in order to illuminate what 'Breaking America...' has meant (and continues to mean) to the British music-maker (and industry) at work within different musical styles and at different times in contemporary history. From January 2014

Race, Gender & the Media* - Syracuse University, London Program Incorporating the footage-rich format of Contemporary Black Music Culture presentations and lectures, RG&M was re-launched for undergraduate study at Syracuse University in London in January 2010.

Using prime empirical evidence, students are guided through the history and working practices and ethics of the British print and broadcast media. The UK class system and this country's entrenched cultural and gendered divisions are also explored in order to ascertain how and why the print and broadcast behemoths reflect society, racial and ethnic minorities and the sexes in the way they do.

Students also explore the British music that accompanied the media's evolution - music that has been critical, concessionary, rebellious and reflective of media events and the country itself.

In the seven semester's since its launch, Race, Gender & the Media has covered the WikiLeaks scandal; the debut political leaders' debate that preceded the 2010 UK General Election; the re-imprisonment of one of James Bulger's killers; the publication of the SavileReport into 'Bloody Sunday'; the Sky Sports presenters' sexism uproar; racism in football; the rise of the Super Injunction; pro-democracy demonstrations in the Middle East and North Africa; the Japanese earthquake; the Queen's visit to Ireland; the royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton; the 'phone hacking scandal, the Leveson Inquiry and the ongoing tug-of-war over future press regulation; the 2011 England riots; the 10th anniversary of 9/11; the acquittal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito; the completion of the UK's Digital Switchover; the conviction of two of the killers of Stephen Lawrence; the death of foreign correspondent Marie Colvin; racism in football; the deaths of Osama Bin Laden and Col Gaddafi; the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel Report; the Jimmy Savileabuse scandal; the Newsnight Savilenon-broadcast; Newsnight and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism's child abuse report; the resignation of George Entwistle; ongoing coverage of benefit cuts, immigration policy and gay marriage legislation; the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher and censoring of the song 'Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead.'

*awarded The Michael O'Leary Prize for Excellence in Teaching in April 2010. 'British Music & the Media' is also taught at S.U. London.