Toby Miller

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Toby Miller
Born (1958-08-09) 9 August 1958 (age 55)
Citizenship British, Australian
Fields Social sciences; incl. Cultural studies, Media studies
Institutions University of California, Riverside, New York University
Alma mater Australian National University (B.A., 1980)
Murdoch University (Ph.D., 1991)

Toby Miller (9 August 1958) is a British/Australian-American interdisciplinary social scientist with areas of concentration including cultural studies and media studies. He is also the author of several books, numerous articles, and is a guest commentator on television and radio programs across the globe. He is chairperson of the Department of Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Prior to his academic career, Miller worked in broadcasting, banking, and civil service.[1]

Miller was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in Australia. He earned a B.A. in history and political science at Australian National University in 1980 and a Ph.D. in philosophy and communication studies at Murdoch University in 1991.

In July 2004, Miller became a full-time professor at UCR following a stint as a visiting professor. Formerly, he was a professor in the Departments of English, Sociology, and Women’s Studies, as well as director of the program in film and visual culture. As of December 2008, he chairs the new Department of Media & Cultural Studies.

Preceding his professorship at UCR, Miller was a professor at New York University, and held previous appointments at Murdoch University, Griffith University, and the University of New South Wales.

Selected publications[edit]

Miller's work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, and Spanish.

Books and monographs
  • Makeover Nation: The United States of Reinvention (2008)
  • Cultural Citizenship (2007)
  • Cultural Citizenship: How Conservatives and Neoliberals Captured the Cultural Politics of Television and How We Can Take it Back (Temple University Press)
  • Cultural Policy (with George Yudice; London, Thousand Oaks, and New Delhi: Sage, 2004)
  • Sportsex (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002); ISBN 1566398649
  • Global Hollywood (with Nitin Govil, John McMurria, and Richard Maxwell; London: British Film Institute, 2001; Berkeley: UC Press, 2001)
  • Globalization and Sport: Playing with the World (with Geoffrey Lawrence, Jim McKay, and David Rowe; London, Thousand Oaks, and New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2001)
  • Popular Culture and Everyday Life (with Alex McHoul; London, Thousand Oaks, and New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1998)
  • Technologies of Truth: Cultural Citizenship and the Popular Media (Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 1998)
  • The Avengers (London: British Film Institute, 1997; Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1998)
  • Contemporary Australian Television (University of New South Wales Press, 1994)
  • The Well-Tempered Self: Citizenship, Culture and the Postmodern Subject (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993)


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