Rebecca Uberoi
BSc Hons (City University London), CTABRSM, PGDE (Trinity College Dublin), MMus (University College Dublin), PhD (University College Dublin)
Lecturer in Music and Worship
Rebecca is an ethnomusicologist with a particular interest in Christian worship music and music’s intersections with religion, identity and migration. She spent two months conducting fieldwork in Java and Bali for her undergraduate dissertation on Christianity, missionaries and music in Indonesia. Following completion of her music degree, she spent a year in West Java on an Indonesian government scholarship programme studying traditional Sundanese music. Rebecca completed a taught masters in ethnomusicology at University College Dublin and was awarded a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship from the Irish Research Council to undertake her PhD. For her doctoral research she carried out fieldwork in a Nigerian Pentecostal church in Dublin, exploring the role of music in processes of identity formation in diaspora, the interaction between cultural and religious identities, the impact of music and culture on experiences of the divine, and how tensions arising in the context of migration are managed in the church’s music and worship. Rebecca regularly presents papers at conferences and has a number of peer-reviewed publications (in ethnomusicology and biblical studies). An experienced music educator, Rebecca has worked as an instrumental (piano/flute) and classroom music teacher for many years. More recent university teaching has included undergraduate music theory and musicianship classes, and postgraduate ethnomusicology classes. She currently teaches a range of music and worship modules in LST. Rebecca has served in various capacities in local churches for well over two decades. Her ministry experience has included teaching/preaching, leading homegroups and Alpha courses, worship leadership, and church leadership / church planting teams.
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