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Professor David Morley

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PositionProfessor of Communications
Email d.morley (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7621
Professor David Morley

David Morley’s research spans both micro-practices of media consumption and macro questions such as the role of media technologies in constituting the ‘electronic landscapes’ within which we live. His research has addressed questions of media consumption, especially in relation to broadcast television and, more recently, the uses of a variety of ‘new’ communications technologies such as the mobile phone. His interests are focused on the role of these technologies in articulating the public and private spheres, and he has done extensive ethnographic work in this field addressing both the functional and symbolic dimensions of communications technologies. He has also works on questions of cultural theory and globalisation - and has focussed on how to develop a non-Eurocentric media studies, within a cultural studies framework. Given his interdisciplinary approach, his work spans the fields of cultural geography and media anthropology and has been concerned with the role of media technologies in the construction of communities at different scales, in the context of processes of de/re-territorialisation, and in the re-constitution of boundaries and techno-regions. Having explored questions of ‘newness’ in relation to a variety of media in his last book, his most recent research attempts to re-articulate the study of virtual communications with that of material forms of transportation, so as to better theorise the varieties of mobility (and stasis) which characterise the contemporary world.

Before coming to Goldsmiths he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Birmingham and then taught at Lanchester Polytechnic and at Brunel University. He has held positions as Visiting Professor/Scholar at the University of Stockholm, University of Madison –Wisconsin, University of Southern California, North Western University (Chicago), University of Western Sydney, University of Toulouse, and at Ramon Llull University (Barcelona). At Goldsmiths he co-founded both the Transnational Research Unit and the Pacific Asia Cultural Studies Forum. He is the editor of the Comedia book series for Routledge and is on the Editorial/Advisory Boards of a number of journals, including Cultural Studies, The European Journal of Cultural Studies, Television and New Media and Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.

Areas of supervision

PhD topics supervised include:

Media power, space and place
The cultural significance of MTV Europe
Cultural identity and communications technologies in Taiwan
Television, the public sphere and the representation of ‘race’ in the UK
Satellite television and youth culture in Thailand
Music and cultural identity in Korea
Multicultural broadcasting in Eastern Europe
Telenovelas and political culture in Mexico
Japanese migrant cultural experiences in New York and London
The circulation of ‘cool’ between London and Tokyo
Transnational film culture is in Taiwan
The culture of the Jamaican reggae sound system
The Simpsons as inter-textual television
The ethnography of online music-file sharing
Media consumption in the Chinese diaspora
Technological competencies and media literacies

Publications

Book

Media, Modernity and Technology: the Geography of the New
Morley, David G.. 2007. Media, Modernity and Technology: the Geography of the New. Routledge. ISBN 9780415333429

Media and Cultural Theory
Morley, David G. and Curran, James P.. 2006. Media and Cultural Theory. Routledge. ISBN 9780415317054

British Cultural Studies: Geography, Nationality, and Identity
Morley, David G. and Robins, K.. 2001. British Cultural Studies: Geography, Nationality, and Identity. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198742061

Spaces of Identity: Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries
Morley, David G. and Robins, Kevin. 1996. Spaces of Identity: Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415095969

Television, Audiences and Cultural Studies
Morley, David G.. 1992. Television, Audiences and Cultural Studies. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415054454

Family Television: Cultural Power and Domestic Leisure
Morley, David G.. 1986. Family Television: Cultural Power and Domestic Leisure. Comedia. ISBN 978-0415039703

The Nationwide Audience
Morley, David G.. 1980. The Nationwide Audience. British Film Institute. ISBN 978-0851700977

Everyday Television: Nationwide
Brunsdon, Charlotte and Morley, David G.. 1978. Everyday Television: Nationwide. British Film Institute. ISBN 978-0851700809

Edited Book

Home Territories: Media, Mobility and Identity
Morley, David G., ed. 2000. Home Territories: Media, Mobility and Identity. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415157643

Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies
Morley, David G. and Chen, Kuan-Hsing, eds. 1996. Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415088039

Book Section

Electronic Landscapes: Between the Virtual and the Actual
Morley, David G.. 2011. Electronic Landscapes: Between the Virtual and the Actual. In: M Christensen; A Jansson and C Christensen, eds. Online Territories: Globalisation, Mediated Prartice and Social Space. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 273-290. ISBN 978-1-433-10797-9

Television as a Means of Transport: Digital Teletechnologies and Transmodal Systems
Morley, David G.. 2010. Television as a Means of Transport: Digital Teletechnologies and Transmodal Systems. In: Jostein Gripsrud, ed. Relocating Television: Television in the Digital Context. London: Routledge, pp. 257-270. ISBN 978-0-415-56453-3

Canons, Orthodoxies, Ghosts and Dead Satues
Morley, David G.. 2009. Canons, Orthodoxies, Ghosts and Dead Satues. In: Ladina Bezzola Lambert and Andrea Ochsner, eds. Moment to Monument: The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance. Biedenfeld: Transcript Verlag, pp. 209-222. ISBN 978-3-889-42962-6

The News from Birmingham – How Media Studies got a Brummejum Accent` and `Re-Conceptualisng the Media Audience'
Morley, David G.. 2007. The News from Birmingham – How Media Studies got a Brummejum Accent` and `Re-Conceptualisng the Media Audience'. In: Ann Gray, ed. Cultural Studies (2 vols). Routledge.

The Alternative Press - Press and Publishing
Morley, David G.. 2007. The Alternative Press - Press and Publishing. In: Kate Coyer; Tony Dowmunt and Alan Fountain, eds. The Alternative Media Handbook. London: Routledge, pp. 47-58. ISBN 978-0415359658

`Unaswered Questions in Audience Research`
Morley, David G.. 2006. `Unaswered Questions in Audience Research`. In: Isabelle Charpentier, ed. Comment sont reçues les oeuvres : Actualités des recherches en sociologie de la réception et des publics. Paris: Editions Créaphis. ISBN 978-2913610736

The domestication of the media and the dis-location of domesticity
Morley, David G.. 2005. The domestication of the media and the dis-location of domesticity. In: Thomas Berker, ed. The Domestication of Media and Technology. Open University Press, pp. 21-39. ISBN 978-0335217687

Communication technologies and the re-configuration of Europe
Morley, David G.. 2005. Communication technologies and the re-configuration of Europe. In: Valentina Vitali and Paul Willemen, eds. Theorising National Cinema. BFI Publishing. ISBN 978-1844571208

Globalisation and cultural imperialism re-considered: old questions in new guises
Morley, David G.. 2005. Globalisation and cultural imperialism re-considered: old questions in new guises. In: James P. Curran and David G. Morley, eds. Media and Cultural Theory. Routledge, pp. 30-43. ISBN 978-0415317054

`Belongings: Place, Space and Identity` (in Spanish translation)
Morley, David G.. 2005. `Belongings: Place, Space and Identity` (in Spanish translation). In: Leonor Arfuch, ed. Pensar Este Tiempo. Buenos Aires: Paidos. ISBN 978-9501265521

Article

New Media, New Crises, New Theories? An Interview with David Morley
Morley, David G. and Christensen, Miyase. 2014. New Media, New Crises, New Theories? An Interview with David Morley. Popular Communication, 12(4), pp. 208-222. ISSN 1540-5702

Cultural Studies, Common Sense and Communications
Morley, David G.. 2014. Cultural Studies, Common Sense and Communications. Cultural Studies, 29(1), pp. 23-31. ISSN 0950-2386

Non-media-centric media studies: A Cross-generational conversation
Krajina, Zlatan; Moores, Shaun and Morley, David G.. 2014. Non-media-centric media studies: A Cross-generational conversation. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 17(6), pp. 1-19. ISSN 1367-5494

On living in a techno-globalised world: Questions of history and geography
Morley, David G.. 2013. On living in a techno-globalised world: Questions of history and geography. Telematics and Informatics, 30(2), pp. 61-65. ISSN 0736-5853

David Morley Interview - 3 June 2011
Morley, David G.. 2013. David Morley Interview - 3 June 2011. Cultural Studies, 27(5), pp. 833-845. ISSN 0950-2386

Television, Technology and Culture: A Contextualist Approach
Morley, David G.. 2012. Television, Technology and Culture: A Contextualist Approach. The Communication Review, 15(2), pp. 79-105. ISSN 1071-4421

Decoding , diaspora and disjuncture - Arjun Appadurai in dialogue with David Morley
Morley, David G.. 2011. Decoding , diaspora and disjuncture - Arjun Appadurai in dialogue with David Morley. New Formations, 73, pp. 44-55. ISSN 0950-2378

Communications and Transport: The mobility of information, people and commodities
Morley, David G.. 2011. Communications and Transport: The mobility of information, people and commodities. Media, Culture & Society, 33(5), pp. 743-759. ISSN 0163-4437

British Cultural Studies, Active Audiences and the Status of Cultural Theory : An Interview With David Morley
Morley, David G. and Jin, Huimin. 2011. British Cultural Studies, Active Audiences and the Status of Cultural Theory : An Interview With David Morley. Theory, Culture and Society, 28(4), pp. 124-144.

Mediated Class-ifications: Representations of Class and Culture in Contemporary British Television
Morley, David G.. 2009. Mediated Class-ifications: Representations of Class and Culture in Contemporary British Television. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 12(4), pp. 487-508. ISSN 1367-5494

Istanbul Tales: Autobiography and the City
Morley, David G.. 2007. Istanbul Tales: Autobiography and the City. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 37, ISSN 1362-6620

Unanswered Questions in Audience research
Morley, David G.. 2006. Unanswered Questions in Audience research. The Communication Review, 9(2), pp. 101-121. ISSN 10714421

What`s Home got to do with it?
Morley, David G.. 2003. What`s Home got to do with it? European Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(4), pp. 435-458. ISSN 1367-5494

Belongings – space , place and identity in a mediated world
Morley, David G.. 2001. Belongings – space , place and identity in a mediated world. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 4(4), pp. 425-448. ISSN 1367-5494

Conference or Workshop Item

‘New Media Theory – Some Problems’
Morley, David G.. 2007. '‘New Media Theory – Some Problems’'. In: University of Sunderland. Sunderland, United Kingdom.

‘Technology and the Idea of Home’
Morley, David G.. 2007. '‘Technology and the Idea of Home’'. In: Bartlett School of Planning. University College London, United Kingdom.

‘Globalisation and Cultural Imperialism` and ‘Audience Research Today`
Morley, David G.. 2007. '‘Globalisation and Cultural Imperialism` and ‘Audience Research Today`'. In: Dept of Journalism and Communication, American University in Cairo. Cairo, Egypt.

Material Globalisation: Shipping Matters’
Morley, David G.. 2006. 'Material Globalisation: Shipping Matters’'. In: `Homeland Securities` conference (New York University). New York, United States.

Media Technologies and their Uses
Morley, David G.. 2006. 'Media Technologies and their Uses'. In: Dept of Communications, Fordham University. New York, United States.

Techno-Rhetorics
Morley, David G.. 2006. 'Techno-Rhetorics'. In: University of Gloucester. Gloucester, United Kingdom.

Regional Theories and Electronic Landscapes
Morley, David G.. 2006. 'Regional Theories and Electronic Landscapes'. In: Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference. Istanbul, Turkey.

The Geography of the New
Morley, David G.. 2006. 'The Geography of the New'. In: Dept of Media Studies,University of Bremen. Bremen, Germany.

Technologies of Magic
Morley, David G.. 2006. 'Technologies of Magic'. In: Dept of Radio-Film-Television, NorthWestern University. Chicago, United States.

After Globalisation` and ` Heimat and Home
Morley, David G.. 2006. 'After Globalisation` and ` Heimat and Home'. In: Dept of Communication, Central European University. Budapest, Hungary.

Old perspectives on `new` technologies` ‘Mobile Identities
Morley, David G.. 2005. 'Old perspectives on `new` technologies` ‘Mobile Identities'. In: Conference Institute of Advanced Studies. Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

Globalisation Today
Morley, David G.. 2005. 'Globalisation Today'. In: Network Societies and Post-Industrial Identities Conference. Eberhard Karls Universitat, Tuebingen, Germany.

Mediation, domestication and dis-location
Morley, David G.. 2005. 'Mediation, domestication and dis-location'. In: American Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference. London, United Kingdom.

Cultural studies and its regional forms
Morley, David G.. 2005. 'Cultural studies and its regional forms'. In: Mexican Association of Mass Communications Researchers Workshop. Mexico City, Mexico.