I am a recognised expert in cultural analysis and have delivered lectures at Oxford University, the European Union in Skopje, Humboldt University Berlin and the London College of Fashion on topics related to Popular Culture and Musicology, as well as appearing on the BBC World Service in panel discussions.
I have presented regular radio shows on Oxford’s Destiny 105FM and Totnes’ Soundart Radio 102.5FM and written Economics Features for The Voice newspaper and a plethora of local and specialist magazines.
Having formerly been an academic, lecturing in British Culture and Civilisation at Boulogne (France) and Eichstaett (Germany) Universities, I am now living the good life in deepest Devonshire, trying to be as self-sufficient as possible and writing poetry in my spare time. I do freelance work as a reader for the German start-up Blinkist, a role which basically involves getting paid to read self-help books and summarise them… Nice work if you can get it!
One of my proudest achievements was helping to set up The Dalai Lama Centre For Compassion, a research centre closely tied to Oxford University which is involved in valuable outreach work spreading compassion and other concepts related to positive psychology. I’m not especially Buddhist, but it was pretty cool to meet the Dalai Lama twice.
Finally, I guess I should mention my DJing… I have been involved with many successful club nights and soundsystems over the years, including The Disco Shed (Latitude, Bestival), Twat Boutique (XOYO, Dalston Superstore), Itchy Feet (Thekla, Motion), Hodgepodge Festival and many more.
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Email: kerrysmallman (at) hotmail (dot) com