Saoirse Ní Scanláin
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Saoirse Ní Scanláin

Researcher/Music and Culture Writer /CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
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Saoirse Ní Scanláin
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Saoirse Ní Scanláin

Researcher/Music and Culture Writer /CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Social and ethnographic researcher and creative, with 7 years experience across arts and culture journalism, event production and the public arts. My undergraduate pursuits brought me into the field of sociology and social policy - alighting a fascination with people and the impact of culture on societal regulation. I now hold an MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice from SOAS, London where my thesis and research interests focused on cultural repression and censorship. My current area of academic research is interested in policing and the political repression of arts and culture. I care about storytelling and believe that thoughtful, robust research create the most powerful insights and can inspire a shift in how people think about the world. In my current research role, my work spans policy research, health inequality, building health equity, immigration service reform, asylum service reform, digital media consumption trends, online abuse, children’s early years, customer experience and accessibility across projects for; UEFA, BBC, NHS England, Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK Visa and Immigration/Home Office and county and borough councils. I am a classically trained musician with teaching experience, and DJ and produce experimental electronic music in my free time.
Projects
  • I Should be Doing Something Else Right Now/I LEAF
    I Should be Doing Something Else Right Now/I LEAFBorrowing its name from the title of a work by Vivienne Griffin, the artist opens the series with I LEAF, a post-apocalyptic techno-fantasy. A text written in the initial days of lockdown, the vocal sound was recorded in the artist's small flat, filled with sounds from inside and out. Instead of trying to block out the ambient noise, Vivienne opened the windows and let more in. In collaboration with soltura, the Irish London-based musician Saoirse Ní Scanláin, the music was produced over the cou
  • Why criminalising drill music highlights failings at the heart of the UK government
    Why criminalising drill music highlights failings at the heart of the UK governmentWith local authorities, the police and central government falling short, labels like Finesse Foreva are stepping in
  • CAILÍN
    CAILÍNNon profit collective aimed at connecting woman and non-binary identifying individuals creatively, intellectually and socially.
Work history
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    Junior ResearcherRevealing Reality
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    FounderCAILÍN
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I am the founder and director of CAILÍN, a non-profit collective aimed at connecting womxn and non-binary people creatively, intellectually and socially through events, workshops, talks and more.
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Skills
  • Public Exhibitions
  • Public Communications
  • Public Engagement
  • Social Engagement
  • Content Translation
  • Music Journalism
  • Print Journalism
  • Online Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Digital Journalism
  • Music Consulting
  • Human Rights
  • Political Communication
  • Assistant
  • Music Festivals
  • Music Events
  • Artist Liaison
  • Research
  • Research Projects
  • Research Writing
  • Creative Research
Education
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    MSc Politics of ConflictSOAS, University of London
    London, United Kingdom
    2:1 MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice at SOAS, University of London. Dissertation in Policing of Drill Music by the Metropolitan Police
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    BA (Hons) Sociology and Social PolicyTrinity College Dublin
     - Dublin, Ireland
    2:1 graduate with a 1-grade thesis.