Markus Reisenleitner

I am Professor of Humanities at York University, where I am also affiliated with the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture and the Graduate Program in History. Before joining York’s Division of Humanities in 2006, I taught at the University of Vienna, the Vienna campus of the University of Oregon’s International Program, the University of Alberta, and Lingnan University in Hong Kong, where I was Head of the Department of Cultural Studies from 2004–2006. I am currently editor-in-chief of Imaginations: Revue d’études interculturelles de l’image / Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, and I am a past president of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association.

Research interests

My research is situated at the intersections of Cultural Studies, Urban Humanities, Fashion Studies and Digital Humanities. He is currently working on a monograph on the countercultural origins of digital media culture. For a full list of publications and research-related activities as well as supervision of graduate students, please refer to the academic c.v. in pdf format.




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