Professor Brian Longhurst

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Wednesday 10 am-12 pm


I am a Professor of Sociology at the University of Salford, having previously been a lecturer and senior lecturer. I have been a Pro-Vice Chancellor (2010-14), Executive Dean (2012-14 and 2006-2010), Head of School (2002-2005), Associate Dean (2000-01) and Research Institute Director (1998-2001) at the University.  I previously worked at the Universities of Edinburgh and Lancaster.


Currently: Culture, Power and Identity (L4) and Popular Culture and the Media (L5and 6).

Research Interests

Sociology of Culture. 

Qualifications and Memberships

BA (Hons) Sociology (1978) and PhD Sociology (1984) (University of Lancaster)

Management and Leadership in Higher Education (Harvard University) 2008

Leadership Foundation, Top Management Programme (2008-09)


Numerous books (1989- ) and articles (1981- ). Most recent:

B.Longhurst and D.Bogdanovic, Popular Music and Society, Third Edition, Cambridge: Polity, 2014.