Garry Whannel is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Bedfordshire; and a writer and researcher on popular culture and politics. From 1999-2015 he was Professor of Media Cultures at the University of Bedfordshire. Before that he spent 12 years at Roehampton Institute (now Roehampton University). He was a media technician for 6 years before doing a BA in Media Studies at PCL (now the University of Westminster), and completing a PhD at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, University of Birmingham. During the 1980s he was a freelance writer, television researcher and lecturer. He plays piano, clarinet and guitar with various degrees of competence, and lives in central London.
Note: If you want to invite to me to speak at a conference, seminar or other event, just email me (see Contact link above). Topics I am currently researching include political comedy, images of science, and news and vortextuality.