Toby Miller is Professor of Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. His teaching and research cover the media, sport, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy. Toby is the author and editor of over 30 volumes, and has published essays in well over 100 journals and books. His current research covers the success of Hollywood overseas, the links between culture and citizenship, anti-Americanism, and electronic waste.
He is the author or editor of the following books: The Well-Tempered Self: Citizenship, Culture, and the Postmodern Subject (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993); Contemporary Australian Television (University of New South Wales Press, 1994 – with Stuart Cunningham); The Avengers (British Film Institute, 1997/Indiana University Press, 1998); Technologies of Truth: Cultural Citizenship and the Popular Media (University of Minnesota Press, 1998); Popular Culture and Everyday Life (Sage Publications, 1998 – with Alec McHoul); SportCult (University of Minnesota Press, 1999 – edited with Randy Martin); A Companion to Film Theory (Basil Blackwell, 1999 – edited with Robert Stam); Film and Theory: An Anthology (Basil Blackwell, 2000 – edited with Robert Stam); Globalization and Sport: Playing the World (Sage Publications, 2001 – with Geoffrey Lawrence, Jim McKay, and David Rowe); Sportsex (Temple University Press, 2001); Global Hollywood (British Film Institute/Indiana University Press, 2001 – with Nitin Govil, John McMurria, and Richard Maxwell); A Companion to Cultural Studies (Basil Blackwell, 2001 – edited); The Television Genre Book (British Film Institute/Indiana University Press, 2001 – associate editor, editor Glen Creeber); Cultural Policy (Sage Publications, 2002 – with George Yúdice); Television Studies (British Film Institute/University of California Press, 2002 – edited, associate editor Andrew Lockett); Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader (Basil Blackwell, 2003 – edited with Justin Lewis); Television Studies: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2003 – 5 volumes – edited); Spyscreen: Espionage on Film and TV from the 1930s to the 1960s (Oxford University Press, 2003); Global Hollywood (Chu Liu Book Company, 2003 – with Nitin Govil, John McMurria, and Richard Maxwell); Política Cultural (with George Yúdice) (Editorial Gedisa, 2004); International Cultural Studies: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2005 – associate editor, editors Ackbar Abbas and John Nguyet Erni); Global Hollywood 2 (British Film Institute/University of California Press, 2005 – with Nitin Govil, John McMurria, Richard Maxwell, and Ting Wang); El Nuevo Hollywood: Del Imperialismo Cultural a las Leyes del Marketing (Ediciones Paidós Ibéricas, 2005 – with Nitin Govil, John McMurria, and Richard Maxwell); A Companion to Cultural Studies (Blackwell, 2006 – edited); Cultural Policy (Tartu Chu Liu Book Company, 2006 – with George Yúdice); A Companion to Cultural Studies (Nanjing University Press, 2006 – edited), Cultural Citizenship: Cosmopolitanism, Consumerism, and Television in a Neoliberal Age (Temple University Press, 2007); Makeover Nation: The United States of Reinvention (Ohio State University Press, 2008); and The Contemporary Hollywood Reader (Routledge, 2009). Simplified Chinese translations of Cultural Policy (Nanjing University Press), Global Hollywood (Hua Xia), A Companion to Film Theory (China Radio & Television Publishing House, and Global Hollywood 2 (China Radio & Television Publishing House) are in press.
He is the editor of Television & New Media, co-editor of Social Identities, editor of the Popular Culture and Everyday Life series for Peter Lang, and co-editor on the Web of Blackwell/Polity Cultural Theory Resource Centre. Previously he was editor of the Journal of Sport & Social Issues (1996-99), co-editor of Social Text (1997-2001), and co-editor of the Cultural Politics book series for University of Minnesota Press (1997-2001), the Film Guidebooks book series for Routledge (1999-2002), and the Sport and Culture book series for University of Minnesota Press (1997-2006). His work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, Spanish, and German. He has made many appearances in the print and electronic media and previously worked in broadcasting, banking, and politics. Other academic appointments have been at New York University, Murdoch University, Griffith University, and the University of New South Wales. In 2002 he was Visiting Media Scholar at Sarai, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi; in 2003, he was Distinguished Faculty Visitor at the Center for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside; in 2005 the Becker Lecturer at the University of Iowa; and in 2006 a Queensland Smart Returns Fellow in Australia. Sportsex was a Choice Outstanding Title for 2002 and A Companion to Film Theory a Choice Outstanding Title for 2004. Between 2006 and 2009 he serves as Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland’s Center for Critical and Cultural Studies.