Jon Stratton

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Jonathon, or Jonathan, (Jon) Stratton is an Australian academic who was serving as Professor of Cultural Studies at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia until late 2014. Stratton is currently publishing as an Independent Scholar.

Stratton has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex and has worked in Australia since 1980, arriving at Curtin in 1990 after teaching at universities in Brisbane (Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland), Armidale (University of New England) and Darwin (Northern Territory University). At Curtin, Stratton's work critically examined aspects of everyday life and also popular music, centred on issues of identity and cultural specificity. He has published widely from articles on soap opera to serial killing to cyberspace and books on postmodernity, the body and the role of race in Australian culture. Stratton has also published three books on issues associated with Jewishness and identity.

Stratton was Vice-President of the Australasian Cultural Studies Association between 2000 and 2004. He co-edited the Transnational Cultural Studies series for University of Illinois Press between 1997 and 2000. In 1998 he held a Rockefeller Fellowship at the International Forum for United States’ Studies at the University of Iowa.

Stratton is on the editorial boards of Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, the European Journal of Cultural Studies, the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and Perfect Beat: The Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture amongst other journals. Stratton is an editor of borderlands e-journal.

Many of Stratton's publications are available on . Jon Stratton can also be contacted from his webpage.


Stratton has written the following:[1]

Stratton has also coedited the following journal issues:


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