Talking Rubbish
Toby Miller

October 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
York's Price Family Cinema, Accolade East Building
York University, Toronto ON Canada

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A professor at the University of California Riverside (UCR) and director of its film and visual culture program, Miller will draw on work by journalist and author Ioan Davies, a York professor from 1972 to 2000, to raise questions about the media’s environmental impact through electronic waste. He will also discuss whether discourse should be limited in the name of environmental responsibility rather than endlessly expanded in the name of democracy.

Cross-appointed to the Departments of English, Sociology and Women’s Studies at UCR, Miller is the author of Cultural Citizenship: Cosmopolitanism, Consumerism, and Television in a Neo-Liberal Age (Temple University Press, 2006), The Well-Tempered Self: Citizenship, Culture, and the Postmodern Subject (John Hopkins University Press, 1993) and The Avengers (British Film Institute, 1998). He is the editor of Cultural Policy (Sage Publishing, 2002) and the journal Television & New Media and co-editor of Popular Culture and Everyday Life (Sage Publishing, 1998) and the journal Social Identities. All together, Miller has written or edited over 20 books. His research interests include media, sport, labour, gender, race, citizenship, politics and cultural policy via political economy.

After working in broadcasting, banking and civil service, Miller became an academic in the late 1980s when cultural studies was really starting to take off and was able to parlay a combination of his work experience, theoretical interests and political commitments into a new career. He has taught media and cultural studies across the humanities and social sciences at the University of New South Wales, Griffith University, Murdoch University and NYU.