Social and Cultural Analysis
Ph.D. 1984, Kent (Canterbury); M.A. 1978, Aberdeen
Areas of Research/Interest: labor and work; urban and suburban studies; intellectual history; social and political theory; science; ecology and technology; cultural studies
External Affiliations: American Association of University Professors; American Studies Association Modern Language Association
Fellowships/Honors: Guggenheim Fellow, 2001-2002 Stauffer Bicentennial Fellow, Princeton University, 1989-1992; Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, 1989-1990; Research Fellow, Unit for Criticism and Theory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1983-1984.
Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City (Oxford University Press, 2011)
Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times (NYU Press, 2009).
Co-Editor, The University Against Itself: The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace (Temple University Press, 2007).
Fast Boat to China: Corporate Flight and the Consequences of Free Trade-Lessons from Shanghai (Pantheon, 2006; Vintage, 2007).
Low Pay, High Profile: The Global Push for Fair Labor (New Press, 2004; Co-Editor Anti-Americanism, New York University Press, 2004).
No-Collar: The Humane Workplace and its Hidden Costs (Basic Books, 2002).
The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town (Ballantine, 1999).
Real Love: In Pursuit of Cultural Justice (NYU Press, 1998).
Editor, No Sweat: Fashion, Free Trade and the Rights of Garment Workers (1997, Verso).
Editor, Science Wars (Duke Univ. Press, 1996).
Co-Editor, Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture (Routledge, 1994).
The Chicago Gangster Theory of Life: Nature's Debt to Society (Verso, 1994).
Strange Weather: Culture, Science and Technology in the Age of Limits (Verso, 1991).
Co-Editor, Technoculture (Minnesota, 1991).
No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture (Routledge, 1989).
Editor, Universal Abandon? The Politics of Postmodernism (University of Minnesota Press, 1988).
The Failure of Modernism: Symptoms of American Poetry (Columbia University Press, 1986).