Mark Banks is Professor of Culture and Communication at the University of Leicester. His books include Theorizing Cultural Work (2013) (edited with Rosalind Gill and Stephanie Taylor) and The Politics of Cultural Work (2007).
He has written widely on cultural and creative industries, work, employment and cultural policy - most recently producing a study of jazz musicians entitled Working Lives in Black British Jazz (with Jill Ebrey and Jason Toynbee)
and new work on intensity, subjectivity and exploitation in the creative workplace. He is currently writing about UK art schools, and issues related to culture, work and social justice.