Reader in American History and Culture, University of Kent

Dr John Wills is Reader in American History and Culture at the University of Kent. He specializes in game studies, environmental history, parks, tourism and recreation, and Hollywood film.

He is the author of six books, most recently Disney Culture (Rutgers University Press, 2017) and Gamer Nation: Video Games and American Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), now available at: https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/gamer-nation

He has exhibited work on video games at the British Academy Summer Showcase in London (June 2018) as well as provided film essays for the Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Reader in American History and Culture, University of Kent
  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in History, University of Kent