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Professor of Global Arts and Politics, University of Southampton

Dr Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Arts and Politics at the Winchester School of Art, the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Previously, Ryan was Associate Professor and Senior Fullbright Fellow at the American Studies Centre at the National University of Singapore.

In addition to co-editing with John Armitage and Doug Kellner the journal ‘Cultural Politics’ (Duke University Press), he 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 and, along with John Armitage and Joanne Roberts, he edits the book series Technicities for Edinburgh University Press.

His most recent books include Virilio and Visual Culture (co-edited with John Armitage, Edinburgh University Press, 2013), Comedy and Critique in American Film (Edinburgh University Press 2013) and Otherwise Occupied (co-edited with Gordon Hon Al-Hoash/Third Text 2013).

His research areas include critical theory, critical cultural studies, literary studies, visual culture, urbanism, aesthetics, critical military studies, institutional studies, architecture, and sensory perception and knowledge formation.


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    Professor of Global Arts and Politics, University of Southampton