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Toby Miller

Toby Miller

Professor and Chair

Media and Cultural Studies
3136 INTS Building
(951) 827-5665


  • B.A., Australian National University, 1980 ( History and Political Science)
  • Ph.D., Murdoch University, 1991 (Philosophy and Communication Studies)


Toby Miller is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist. He is the author and editor of over 30 books, has published essays in more than 100 journals and edited collections, and is a frequent guest commentator on television and radio programs.

His teaching and research cover the media, sports, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. Miller's work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, German, Spanish and Portuguese.
He has been Media Scholar in Residence at Sarai, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in India, Becker Lecturer at the University of Iowa, a Queensland Smart Returns Fellow in Australia, Honorary Professor at the Center for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, CanWest Visiting Fellow at the Alberta Global Forum in Canada, and an International Research collaborator at the Centre for Cultural Research in Australia.

Born in the United Kingdom and brought up in England, India, and Australia.He taught at Murdoch, Griffith University, and the University of New South Wales and was a professor at New York University from 1993 to 2004, when he joined the University of California, Riverside. Miller is now chair of a new Department of Media & Cultural Studies and lives near the ocean in Los Angeles.


  •  SportSex was a Choice Outstanding Title for 2002
  • A Companion to Film Theory a Choice Outstanding Title for 2004.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department of Media & Cultural Studies
3149 INTS

Tel: (951) 827-3456
Fax: (951) 827-5664