School of Media, Film and Music

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Prof Ben Highmore

Post:Professor of Cultural Studies (Media and Film, Centre for Material Digital Culture)
Other posts:Reader in Media Studies (Sussex Centre for the Visual)
Location:SILVERSTONE 320

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 872968
International:+44 1273 872968

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BA (Sheffield Hallam), MA (Leeds), PhD (London)

Born in Bristol in 1961 Ben Highmore studied fine art in the mid-1980s before completing an MA in the Social History of Art at the University of Leeds in 1990. He started teaching cultural studies in various universities from 1991. He completed his doctoral studies at Birkbeck College, University of London in 2000. Betweem 1993 and 2006 he taught cultural studies in Bristol at the University of the West of England. In 2007 he joined the University of Sussex.

Recent Books:

Culture (Key Ideas in Media and Cultural Studies), London and New York: Routledge, 2016.

The Great Indoors: At Home in the Modern British House, London: Profile Books, 2015. 

Forthcoming Books:

The Art of Brutalism: Rescuing Hope from Catastrophe in 1950s Britain, New Haven and London: Yale University Press and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2017.

Cultural Feelings: Mood, Mediation, and Cultural Politics, London and New York: Routledge, 2017.


From September 2014 to September 2017 he is a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow.