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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 (Centre for Photography and Visual Culture)
Location:SILVERSTONE 320

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

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

I studied fine art in the mid-1980s before going on to complete an MA in the Social History of Art at the University of Leeds in 1990. I started teaching cultural studies in various universities from 1991. I completed my doctoral studies at Birkbeck College, University of London in 2000. My thesis was titled ‘Everyday Life and Cultural Theory’ and became my first book. Between 1993 and 2006 I taught cultural studies in Bristol at the University of the West of England. In 2007 I 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.