Henry Giroux, McMaster University

English Professor Hamilton, Ontario girouxh@mcmaster.ca Office: (905) 525-9140 ext. 26551

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Henry A. Giroux received his doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977. He taught at Boston University from 1977-to 1983 and at Miami University from 1983-1992. While at Miami University, he was the recipient of Distinguished Scholar Award in 1984-1986 and the Renowned Scholar Award in 19...

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Henry A. Giroux received his doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977. He taught at Boston University from 1977-to 1983 and at Miami University from 1983-1992. While at Miami University, he was the recipient of Distinguished Scholar Award in 1984-1986 and the Renowned Scholar Award in 1986-1988. In 1987, he received the Visiting Distinguished Professor Award, granted by Chancellor and Board of Trustees at University of Missouri at Kansas City. In 1992, he accepted the Waterbury Chair Professorship at Pennsylvania State University, a position he held until 2004. He also served between 1992 and 2004 as the Director of the Waterbury Forum in Education and Cultural Studies at Penn State University. In 1995, he received the Distinguished Visiting Asa S. Kneels Chair Professorship at Northeastern University. In the summer of 1999 and 2000, he held the title of visiting Distinguished Professor at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. In 2005, he accepted the Global Television Network Chair at McMaster University in Canada. His many academic awards include: The Marshall Fishwick Award for the Best Article on Popular Culture for 1993, awarded by The Popular Culture Association at Bowling Green University; recipient of a Tokyo Metropolitan University Fellowship for Research in August 1995; selected as a Kappa Delta Pi Laureate in 1998; winner of a Getty Research Institute Visiting Scholar Award for May-June, 2000; the Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professorship Award for 2001 at McMaster University; and he was named as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period in Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present as part of Routledge’s Key Guides Publication Series (2002). He also received the James L. Kinneavy Award for the most outstanding article published in JAC in 2001, presented by the Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition at the Conference on College Composition and Communication Chicago in March 2002. In 2005, he received an honorary doctorate from Memorial University in Canada. He is on the editorial and advisory boards of numerous national and international scholarly journals, and he serves as the editor or co-editor of four scholarly book series. He has published numerous books and articles and his most recent books include: Stealing Innocence: Youth, Corporate Power, and the Politics of Culture (St. Martin’s Press, 2000); Impure Acts: the Practical Politics of Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2000); Theory and Resistance in Education: Towards an Oppositional Pedagogy (Bergin and Garvey Press, 2001); Public Spaces/Private Lives: Beyond the Culture of Cynicism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001);Breaking Into the Movies: Film and the Culture of Politics (Basil Blackwell, 2002), and The Abandoned Generation: Democracy Beyond the Culture of Fear (Palgrave 2003), and Take Back Higher Education (co-authored with Susan Giroux, 2004), The Terror of Neoliberalism (2004), Border Crossings (Routledge, 2005) and Schooling and the Struggle for Public Life (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), Against the New Authoritarianism (Arbeiter Ring, 2005), America on the Edge: Henry Giroux on Politics, Culture, and Education (Palgrave, 2006), The Giroux Reader (Paradigm, 2006) and Beyond the Spectacle of Terrorism (Paradigm, 2006), The University in Chains (Paradigm, 2007), Elestirel Pedagoji ve Neoliberalizm, (Kalkedon Yayinlari, Turkey 2007), Against the Terror of Neoliberalism, (Paradigm, 2008), Elestirel Pedagojinin Vaadi, (Kalkedon Yayinlari, Turkey 2008), Youth in a Suspect Society, Palgrave 2009), Elistirel Pedagojinin Soylesileri (co-authored with Michael Apple, Peter McLaren, Paulo Freire, and David Harvey, Kalkedon Yayinlari, Turkey 2009), Hearts of Darkness, (Paradigm 2010), The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence, 2nd edition, (co-authored with Grace Pollock, Rowman and Littlefield, 2010), Politics After Hope, (Paradigm 2010). His research focuses on a variety of areas including cultural studies, youth, critical pedagogy, democratic theory, public education, communication theory, social theory, and the politics of higher education.



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