Tim Lawrence is a Professor of Cultural Studies in UEL's School of Arts and Digital Industries, where he teaches music. He is the author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-79 (Duke University Press, 2003), Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92 (Duke University Press, 2009) and Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-83 (Duke University Press, 2016).
He has published in a range of journals, including Cultural Studies, Dancecult, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Liminalities, Loops, New Formations, Social Text, Third Text and Yeti. He has given guest lectures in Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Bremen, Coventry, Faensa, Glasgow, Guimaraes, Hamburg, Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Murcia, New Jersey, New York, Oslo, Oxford, Philadelphia, Rome, Salford and Stockholm.
He has been interviewed by ABC Radio (Australia), BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC1, BBC4, the Globe and Mail (Canada), the Guardian, the History Channel, the Independent, Le Monde, Radio New Zealand National Music, SkyArts, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and numerous other media outlets. In 2013 he gave a talk on New York's downtown party culture at the Southbank Centre's Rest of Noise festival. The Museum of Modern Art (New York) will launch Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor in October 2016.
A founding member and co-director of the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, Tim has staged numerous events, including the Critical Beats series with the Wire, the Music, Politics, Agency series, and the Kiss Me Again: Mapping the Life and Legacy of Arthur Russell conference (in conjunction with NYU). In 2010 he co-curated the Arthur Russell Tribute night at the ICA. In 2016 he curated a room for the Mash-Up: The Birth of Modern Culture exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Tim's research and activities were included in an impact case study submitted for REF 2014.
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