Dr Lucy Trotter BA, MSc, PhD

Dr Lucy Trotter

Lecturer in Education

School of Education

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Lucy joined the School of Education as a lecturer in 2019. Prior to joining Aberystwyth University, she studied Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics, graduating with First Class Honours in 2014. She was awarded the Jean La Fontaine 2013/14 prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement and the Peter Loizos prize for Ethnographic Research. In 2014, she was awarded a 1+3 scholarship by the Economic and Research Council to study for an MSc in Research Methods and a PhD in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics. Her research interests are broad, and she is particularly interested in subjectivity, performance, music, class, power, and inclusion. Her current research is an ethnographic investigation into the experiences of single student parents in Higher Education in the UK. Her PhD thesis, which she submitted in September 2020, is about the relationship between music, Welshness and performance in a bilingual Spanish-Welsh music school in the village of Gaiman in the Chubut Valley of Patagonia. She has also completed ethnographic research projects into the Welsh education system in Patagonia and with skateboarders in London. 


Trotter, L, (2015), "Arguing with songs: An anthropological approach to music, ideology and gendered subjectivity", Contingent Horizons, 2 (1), p. 19-38, available online at https://ch.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/default/article/view/63/25

Trotter, L, (2014), "Walking with skateboarders: the Southbank struggle for egalitarianism, working classness, and capitalist critique", LSE Argonaut Magazine



Year 2 Tutor; Departmental Erasmus/International Exchange Coordinator