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Professor of Culture and Economy, Loughborough University

Graham Murdock specialises in media and cultural industries at Loughborough University’s Department of Social Sciences. His research examines the role of the media as a public cultural institution of communication in the constitution of modernity. Through a distinctive critical political economy, he interrogates its efficiency as a guarantor of citizenship and democratic engagement.

Throughout the last five years Graham has given keynote speeches regarding the commons in digital times and increasingly mediated contexts in Asia to international conferences in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, India, New Zealand, Norway, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, China and Taiwan. His work has been translated into nineteen languages and widely anthologised, cited, and incorporated into university curricula around the world.

In 2012 he was appointed Visiting Fellow in the School of Journalism at Fudan University in Shanghai and awarded an honorary professorship by the Chongqing Technology and Business University.


  • –present
    Professor of Culture and Economy , University of Loughborough


  • 1968 
    University of Sussex, Master's degree, Sociology of Art and Literature