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Fardo Eringa wins Popular Music Thesis Prize

13 January 2016
Fardo Eringa
Fardo Eringa

The winner of the JASPM / KVNM Popular Music Thesis Prize 2015 is Fardo Eringa for her MA thesis Being a Michael Jackson Pilgrim: Dedicated to a Never-Ending Journey. She wrote the thesis for the Master's degree Programme Religion and the Public Domain of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.

In her thesis the Religious Studies alumna analyzes the intriguing phenomenon 'Michaeling'. This term refers to fans following in Michael Jackson’s footsteps through a pilgrimage that brings them closer in spirit to their idol.

The prize will be awarded on 16 January in Groningen during the Eurosonic Conference.

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