Jim Mc Guigan (B.Sc., M.Phil., P.G.C.E., Ph.D., F.R.S.A.) is Professor of Cultural Analysis in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. After studying at the Universities of Bradford, Leeds and Leicester, Jim worked as a research officer at the Arts Council of GB and as a script editor in BBC TV's Drama (Plays) Department.
Jim has worked in various institutions of higher education over the years. In 1998, he found himself at Loughborough in the congenial research environment of the Department of Social Sciences. He has published a number of books, his best known being Cultural Populism, which came out in 1992. Since then, he has published Culture and the Public Sphere (1996), Cultural Methodologies (1997), Modernity and Postmodern Culture (1999, 2nd edn 2006), and Rethinking Cultural Policy (2004); and he has co-edited Studying Culture (1993 & 1997) with Ann Gray and Technocities (1999) with John Downey.
He is also a Visiting Fellow in Cultural Policy at the University of Warwick, a Panel Member and College Member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. He serves on five editorial boards and has various links with universities around the world where he has been a visiting professor.