John Hutnyk is the Academic Director and Convenor of the PhD Programme in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College (University of London). He has conducted extensive research in such areas as urban studies and tourism, music and politics, cultural theory and Marxism. His work has often intersected the fields of anthropology, philosophy and cultural studies. His long list of publications includes The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation (1996); Critique of Exotica: Music Politics and the Culture Industry (2000); Bad Marxism: Cultural Studies and Capitalism (2004).
His current research interests include revolutionary movements, especially South Asia; global knowledge production and the history of ideas, trinkets, archives and collections; architectural style and urbanization; trade routes, ports and the administration of commercial(ized) lives with multiple ‘locations’ (co-constitution and triangulation of sites); history of work and technology, especially with regard to mode of production debates; illicit trade and ‘piracy’ as catalyst for neo-liberal incursion; the politics of prisons and confinement.
He has several book projects in the making, including Pantomime Terror; Beyond Borders, Trinketization; Communists Must Write.
For some downloadable texts, see http://hutnyk.wordpress.com/texts/
He has published widely in cultural studies, including nine books. He is currently working on a tenth book, From Popular Culture to Everyday Life (Routledge). His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.
He is also on the editorial/advisory boards of journals in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Spain and the UK, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, the University of Henan and the University of Wuhan.
LUÍSA LEAL DE FARIA
She holds a PhD in English Culture and over the past decades she has taught and published in the areas of literary and cultural studies, as well as English, American and European studies.
She is a member of several scientific associations, namely the Carlyle Society, the Portuguese Association of Anglo-American Studies, the European Society for the Study of English, the European Association for American Studies and the Scientific Society of the Catholic University of Portugal.
Her list of publications includes the books Sociedade e Cultura Inglesas (1996) and Universidade e Cultura (2003), and several essays on higher education and the historical and social role of university.
JORGE MARTINS ROSA
Jorge Martins Rosa is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences Department at the Human and Social Sciences College of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. His PhD in Communication Sciences sought to establish the connections between Philip K. Dick’s work and the discursive rhetoric of contemporary cyberculture.
He teaches several courses, including the post-graduate seminars «Fictional Modes», «Cyberculture», and «Pop Culture». His teaching and research interests lie in the intersection between and science, culture, fiction, and technology, a territory he attempted to map as the head researcher of a funded project called «Fiction and the Roots of Cyberculture».