Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis; Director, American Studies (interim)
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
American Association of University Professors; American Studies Association
Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal (OR Books, 2014)
The Exorcist and the Machines (Kassel, Documenta, 2012)
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).
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).
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).
No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture (Routledge, 1989).
The Failure of Modernism: Symptoms of American Poetry (Columbia University Press, 1986).
Co-editor (with A.J. Bauer, Cristina Beltran, and Rana Jaleel) Is This What Democracy Looks Like? (Social Text Periscope e-book, 2012)
Co-editor (with Monika Krause, Michael Palm, and Mary Nolan), The University Against Itself: The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace (Temple University Press, 2007)
Co-Editor (With Kristin Ross) Anti-Americanism (New York University Press, 2004)
Editor, No Sweat: Fashion, Free Trade and the Rights of Garment Workers (1997, Verso).
Editor, Science Wars (Duke Univ. Press, 1996).
Co-Editor (with Tricia Rose) Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture (Routledge, 1994)
Co-Editor (with Constance Penley) Technoculture (University of Minnesota Press, 1991)
Editor, Universal Abandon? The Politics of Postmodernism (University of Minnesota Press, 1988).