Dick Hebdige

Professor, Interdisciplinary/Experimental Studies, (50% Art, 50% Film and Media Studies)


Professor Hebdige has published extensively on popular culture, media and critical theory and contemporary art, music and design. He has recently published long-form essays in the following: catalog for MOCA Murakami retrospective (New York. Rizzoli, 2007),  Bullet-Proof I wish I was: The Lighting and Stage Design of Andi Watson (San Francisco. Chronicle Books, 2011); catalog for PST exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum, Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982 (New York & London. Prestel Publishing, 2012) ; and in Two Cabins by James Benning (New York. A.R.T. Press, 2012).  He lectured at the following institutions:  Cranbook Academy of Art, University of East London, Metropolitan University, University of Malmo, University of Toronto, University of Austin, TX, Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, Rietveld Academy, Stedelijk Museum, and Wits University, Johannesburg. Hebdige also inaugurated the interdisciplinary Desert Studies Program through University of California Institute for Research in the Arts and has been the Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.