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Toby Miller Ph.D.


Toby Miller, Ph.D., is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist. A research professor in the Graduate Division of the University of California, Riverside, he is also the Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Research Collaborator at Murdoch University and Stuart Hall Profesor de Estudios Culturales at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Toby is the author and editor of over 50 books, has published essays in more than 250 journals and edited collections, and has been a frequent guest commentator on television and radio.

His teaching and research cover the media, sports, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. Miller’s work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, German, Spanish, Turkish, and Portuguese.

He has been Media Scholar in Residence at Sarai, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in India, Becker Lecturer at the University of Iowa, a Queensland Smart Returns Fellow in Australia, Honorary Professor at the Center for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, CanWest Visiting Fellow at the Alberta Global Forum in Canada, an International Research collaborator at the Centre for Cultural Research in Australia, and Study Center Director for the University of California in Mexico.

Among his books, SportSex was a Choice Outstanding Title for 2002 and A Companion to Film Theory a Choice Outstanding Title for 2004. Born in the United Kingdom and brought up in England, India, and Australia, Miller earned a B.A. in history and political science at the Australian National University in 1980 and a Ph.D. in philosophy and communication studies at Murdoch University in 1991. He taught at Murdoch, Griffith University, and the University of New South Wales and was a professor at New York University from 1993 to 2004 and UCR from 2004 to 2013. He lives between Madrid and London.

All columns prior to July 2022 were co-authored with Richard Maxwell.

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