Short bio (2018):
George McKay is Professor of Media Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK, and Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellow for its Connected Communities Programme (2012-19). His research interests are in popular music from jazz to punk, festivals, alternative culture and media, social movements and cultural politics. Among his books are Senseless Acts of Beauty: Cultures of Resistance since the Sixties (Verso, 1996), ed. DiY Culture: Party & Protest in Nineties Britain (Verso, 1998), Glastonbury: A Very English Fair (Gollancz, 2000), co-ed. with Pete Moser Community Music: A Handbook (Russell House, 2004), Circular Breathing: The Cultural Politics of Jazz in Britain (Duke UP, 2005), Radical Gardening: Politics, Idealism & Rebellion in the Garden (Frances Lincoln, 2011), Shakin’ All Over: Popular Music and Disability (Michigan UP, 2013), ed. The Pop Festival: History, Media, Music, Culture (Bloomsbury, 2015), and, with Emma Webster, Music From Out There, In Here: 25 Years of London Jazz Festival (2017). Forthcoming is The Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock (Oxford UP), which he is co-editing with Gina Arnold. He has been a member of several EU-funded research projects, including Society & Lifestyles (FP6; 2006-08), Rhythm Changes (HERA; 2012-12), and CHIME (Heritage+ JPI; 2015-17). His website is georgemckay.org.
Click below for (rather long) CV (2019):