Professor of Global Arts and Politics
Ryan Bishop received his PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Rice University in 1992, where he worked with Stephen Tyler, George Marcus and Michael Fischer. Prior to coming to coming to WSA, he was Associate Professor in the Department of English at the National University of Singapore. He has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Yugoslavia, Thailand and Singapore. In addition to co-editing with John Armitage and Doug Kellner the journal Cultural Politics (Duke University Press), he also co-edits with John Phillips the Annual Review of Theory, Culture & Society and is an editorial board member of that journal. He also edits the book series 'Theory Now' for Polity Press. His books include Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film (forthcoming 2012, Edinburgh University Press), The City as Target (co-edited with Greg Clancey and John Phillips, Routledge, November 2011), Modernist Avant-Garde Aesthetics and Contemporary Military Technology (co-authored with John Phillips, Edinburgh University Press, 2010), Baudrillard Now (Polity Press, 2009), Postcolonial Urbanism (co-edited with John Phillips and Yeo Wei-Wei, Routledge 2006) and Night Market (co-authored with Lillian S. Robinson, Routledge, 1997). His research areas include critical theory, critical cultural studies, literary studies, visual culture, urbanism, aesthetics, critical military studies, STS (science, technology and society) studies, architecture, sensory perception and knowledge formation, and international sex tourism.
Co-editor with John Armitage and Doug Kellner of Cultural Politics (Duke UP)
Editor of the book series Theory Now (Polity)
Editorial board of _Theory Culture & Society_ (Sage)
Co-editor with Mike Featherstone, Couze Venn and John Phillips of the New Encyclopaedia Project (TCS and Sage)
Editorial Advisory board of Culture Theory and Critique and The Journal of Transnational American Studies