BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Director, Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
Professor, School of Humanities
Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology and Director of the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Prior to his appointment at Griffith, he held posts at Brock University (Canada) and the Universities of Surrey, Kent, Glasgow, and Durham (UK) and spent two years in Germany working as a music teacher with the Frankfurt Rockmobil project.
Andy is author and editor of numerous books including, Music, Style and Aging, Culture and Everyday Life, Popular Music and Youth Culture, After Subculture and Music Scenes (with Richard A. Peterson), and has published articles in various peer-reviewed journals, including The British Journal of Sociology, Sociology, Sociological Review, Media Culture and Society, Journal of Youth Studies, Popular Music, and Poetics. Andy is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) (and a former Chair of the UK and Ireland IASPM branch). As a member of the British Sociological Association (BSA) (1994 – 2006) he was co-founder of the BSA Youth Study Group. He is a Faculty Associate of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University and an Associate of PopuLUs, the Centre for the Study of the World’s Popular Music at Leeds University.
Andy was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sociology (the official TASA journal) between 2009 and 2012. He is currently a member of the Editorial Boards for the journals Cultural Sociology, Journal of Youth Studies, Continuum, Sociology Compass, Perfect Beat and Canadian Journal of Popular Culture.
Fields of Expertise
- Popular music
- Youth culture
- Identity and lifestyle
- Post-subcultural theory
- Cultural sociology of everyday life
- Ethnographic methodology