Professor Philip Schlesinger

Professor Philip Schlesinger

Visiting Professor until March 2022

Department of Media and Communications

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Key Expertise
Digital Culture

About me

Professor Philip Schlesinger is Professor of Cultural Policy (Theatre, Film and Television Studies) at the University of Glasgow. 


Philip Schlesinger was appointed as the University of Glasgow’s inaugural Chair in Cultural Policy and directed CCPR from January 2007 - 2013.  He is a Deputy Director of CREATe, the RCUK's Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative economy, which is led by the University of Glasgow.  He is currently Visiting Professor of Media and Communications at the LSE.  He was previously Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of Stirling and founding Director of Stirling Media Research Institute. He has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Greenwich, a Nuffield Social Science Research Fellow, a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence and has held the Queen Victoria Eugenia Chair of Doctoral Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid. He was a longstanding Visiting Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lugano, and at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Toulouse, CELSA in Paris, LUISS University in Rome, the University of Salamanca, and a Visiting Scholar at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris.

He is the author of Putting 'Reality' Together (2nd ed. 1987) and Media, State and Nation (1991) and co-author of Los Intelectuales y la Sociedad de La Información (1987), Televising ‘Terrorism’ (1983), Women Viewing Violence (1992), Reporting Crime (1994) Open Scotland? (2001), Mediated Access (2003), The Rise and Fall of the UK Film Council (2015) and Curators of Cultural Enterprise (2015).  His co-edited books include Media, Culture & Society (1986), Communicating Politics (1986), Culture and Power (1992), European Transformations (1994), International Media Research (1997), The Sage Handbook of Media Studies (2004) and The European Union and the Public Sphere (2007).  

Research Interests

Philip is currently working on digital culture and the transformation of the public sphere, with particular reference to nations, states, and collective identities. He is also pursuing related work on the politics of expertise.

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Expertise Details

Digital Culture