PROFESSOR STEVE REDHEAD is Professor of Cultural Studies in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve is an international academic author specialising in cultural studies, social and cultural theory, law and popular culture, critical criminology, sport and media cultures, political economy and physical cultural studies. He is co-editor of the book series Emerald Studies in Deviant Leisure. He is a member of the board of The Football Collective. His email is Steve.Redhead@flinders.edu.au.
Steve is also Adjunct Professor of Cultural Studies in the Graduate Studies Programme in Humanities, York University, Ontario, Canada. He has previously been Professor of Law and Popular Culture at Manchester Metropolitan University, Professor of Sport and Media Cultures at University of Brighton, Professor of Legal Studies at UOIT, and Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of Sports Media at Charles Sturt University. He has Honours and Masters from the University of Manchester and a Ph.D from the University of Warwick. He directed the Unit for Law and Popular Culture and the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture research centres. He has supervised 37 Ph.Ds to completion and is currently supervising 4 PhDs. He has been Professor, Acting Dean, Associate Dean Research, Head of School, Head of Research, Head of Research Degrees and Sub Dean Graduate Studies in several countries.
Steve has published 18 well known books including: Sing When You’re Winning: The Last Football Book (Pluto Press, London and New Hampshire, 1987), The End-of-the-Century Party, with photos by Kevin Cummins (Manchester University Press, Manchester and NY, 1990), Football With Attitude (Wordsmith, Manchester, 1991), Rave Off: Politics and Deviance in Contemporary Youth Culture (Avebury, Aldershot, 1993,The Passion and The Fashion: Football Fandom in the New Europe (Avebury, Aldershot, 1993),Unpopular Cultures: The Birth of Law and Popular Culture (Manchester University Press, Manchester and NY, 1995), Subculture To Clubcultures: An Introduction to Popular Cultural Studies (Blackwell, Oxford, 1997 and Golden Bough, Seoul,1999), The Clubcultures Reader: Readings in Popular Cultural Studies (Blackwell, Oxford, 1997), Post-Fandom And The Millennial Blues: The Transformation of Soccer Culture (Routledge, London and NY, 1997), Repetitive Beat Generation (Rebel Inc/Canongate, Edinburgh, 2000), Paul Virilio: Theorist for an Accelerated Culture (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh/University of Toronto Press, Toronto and Buffalo, 2004), The Paul Virilio Reader (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh/Columbia University Press, NY, European Perspectives, 2004),The Jean Baudrillard Reader (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh/Columbia University Press, NY, European Perspectives, 2008), We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2011), a Rene Wellek Prize nomination, and Football and Accelerated Culture: This Modern Sporting Life (Routledge, London and NY, Research in Sport, Culture and Society Series, 2015, paperback 2017). Steve’s new book is Theoretical Times (Emerald, Bingley, 2017).
Steve has published hundreds of book chapters, articles, podcasts, essays, vodcasts, reports, blogs and reviews. He has conducted professional and advisory work with bodies including the National Rural Law and Justice Alliance of Australia (NRLJA), Australian Research Council, Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA), BBC, Granada TV, Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester City FC, Manchester United FC, Factory Records, Canadian Broadcasting Commission (CBC), WA Asthma Foundation, New Zealand Government and Wellington City Council. He chaired the Premier’s Creative Industries Taskforce of the State Government of Western Australia for Premier Dr Geoff Gallop. He has also been a specialist policy advisor on sport and mobile city cultures to two Ministers of Sport in the UK and the Minister of Culture and the Arts, the Department of Industry and Resources and the Office of the Premier in the State Government of WA in Perth, Australia. He has been editor of Ashgate’s Popular Cultural Studies and Bloomsbury’s Subcultural Style book series. He is a reviewer for Times Higher Education. He is a member of the editorial boards of Sport in Society, CrimeTalk, I-M, International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, and fusion, and Associate Editor of CrimeTalk. He is a member of the international advisory boards of the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal (ELSJ) and the Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology (TCRC) at Teesside University.
He has previously been Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellow in Communications and Cultural Studies, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Visiting European Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Visiting Professor at the SSHRC Culture of Cities Project, York University Ontario/ McGill University Montreal, Canada, Visiting Professor of Accelerated Culture, University of Bolton, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Sport, Law and Media, Charles Sturt University, Australia.