Lucy Trotter BA, MSc

Lecturer in Education

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School of Education

Phone: 01970 622359


Lucy joined the School of Education as a lecturer in 2019. Her current research 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. She studied Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics, graduating with First Class Honours in 2014. She was awarded the Jean La Fontaine 2014/15 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. 


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

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