B.A. (Hons.) History/Sociology, University of York, England, 1977
M.A. Sociology, University of York, England, 1978
M.A. Sociology, University of Victoria, Canada, 1980.
Ph.D. Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 1984
Sept 1984 - August 1985, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Theatre and Communication, University of New Hampshire
Sept 1985 - Present, AssistantProfessor/Associate Professor/Professor Dept. of Communication University of Massachusetts at Amherst
June 1991 - Present, Founder and Executive Director. The Media Education Foundation Northampton, Massachusetts
PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS (Authored)
Social Communication in Advertising: Persons Products and Images of Well-Being (with William Leiss and Stephen Kline) Nelson, Routledge, Toronto & New York: 1986. Second Edition published in 1990. Third Edition published in 2006.
The Codes of Advertising: Fetishism and the Political Economy of Meaning in the Consumer Society
. Co-published by St. Martin's Press, New York, and Frances Pinter, London: 1987.
Paperback edition published by Routledge, New York, in 1990
Chinese translation, Yuan-Liou Publishing Co, Taiwan, 1992
Portugese translation, Edicoes Asa, Porto, 1995
Greek translation, 1998
Enlightened Racism: The Cosby Show, Audiences and the Myth of the American Dream
The Spectacle of Accumulation: Essays in Media, Culture & Politics
Peter Lang Publishers, New York, 2006.
PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS (Edited)
Cultural Politics in Contemporary America
(with Ian H. Angus) Routledge, New York: 1989
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire
(with Jeremy Earp) Olive Branch, Northampton, MA: 2004
PUBLICATIONS: ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS
"The Modes of Production Debate", in Alternate Routes: A Critical Review, Vol. 3, 1979, pp. 63-93.
"Probing the Blindspot: The Audience Commodity", in Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, Vol. 6, Nos. 1-2, Spring 1982, pp. 204-210.
"Art for Art's Sake: Contradictions in the Cultural Marketplace and the Applebaum/Herbert Report", in Studies in Political Economy, 12, Fall 1983, pp. 135-142.
"The Spectacle of Accumulation: Material and Cultural Factors in the Evolution of the Sports/Media Complex", in The Insurgent Sociologist, Vol 12 No 3, Summer, 1984 pp. 41-57.
"Magic in the Marketplace: An Empirical Test of Commodity Fetishism" (senior author, with William Leiss and Stephen Kline) in Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory Vol 9, No. 3, Fall, 1985, pp. 1-22
"The Evolution of Cultural Frames for Goods in the Twentieth Century", (with William Leiss and Stephen Kline)in Marketing in the Long Run: Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Historical Research in Marketing. Michigan State University, 1985. pp. 3-17.
"Watching as Working: The Valorization of Audience Consciousness", (senior author, with Bill Livant) in Journal of Communication Vol 36, No. 3, Summer 1986, pp. 124-143.
"Advertising as Religion: The Dialectic of Technology and Magic", in Cultural Politics in Contemporary America (eds. Jhally and Angus, 1989) pp. 217-229.
"The Political Economy of Culture", in Cultural Politics in Contemporary America (eds. Jhally and Angus, 1989) pp. 65-81
"Media Sports, Culture and Power: Critical Issues in the Communication of Sport", in Media, Sports, and Society: Research on the Communication of Sport (ed. Lawrence A. Wenner) Sage Publications, California: 1989. pp. 70-93
"On Pluralist Apology" (with Ian Angus, Justin Lewis, & Cathy Schwichtenberg) in Critical Studies in Mass Communication Vol. 6 No. 4. December 1989 pp. 441-449
"Advertising, Gender and Sex: What's Wrong with a Little Objectification?" Working Papers and Proceedings of the Center for Psychosocial Studies (edited by Richard Parmentier and Greg Urban) No. 29, 1989
"Image-Based Culture: Advertising and Popular Culture" in The World and I July 1990. pp. 506-519. Reprinted in Gail Dines & Jean Humez (eds) Gender, Race and Class in the Media, Sage Publications, California: 1994
"Sports and Cultural Politics: The Attraction of Modern Sports" (with Bill Livant) in Rethinking Marxism Vol 4, No. 4, Winter 1991. pp. 121-127
"Tante Notizie, Poca Informazione" ("So Much News, So Little Information". (With Michael Morgan and Justin Lewis. Summary of "The Gulf War: A Study of the Media, Public Opinion, and Public Knowledge") Il Passaggio Vol 4, No. 2, march 1991. pp. 15-20
"Public Knowledge and Misconceptions" (with Michael Morgan and Justin Lewis) in The Triumph of the Image: The Media's War in the Persian Gulf - An International Perspective (eds. H. Molwana, G. Gerbner & H. Schiller) Westview Press, Boulder, CO: 1992 pp. 216-233
"Communications and the Materialist Conception of History: Marx, Innis and Technology" in Continuum: An Australian Journal of the Media and Culture, Vol 7, No. 1, 1993
"MTV, Cultural Politics and the Sex Wars: The Strange and Illuminating Case of Dreamworlds" in Media Information Australia No. 64, May 1992. pp. 48-59
"Commercial Culture, Collective Values and the Future" in Texas Law Review, Vol 71, No. 4, March 1993, pp 805-814
"Intersections of Discourse: MTV, Sexual Politics and Dreamworlds" in Reconceptualizing Audiences (eds. J. Cruz and J. Lewis) Westview Press, Boulder, CO: 1994 pp.151-168
"The Politics of Cultural Studies: Racism, Hegemony and Resistance" (with Justin Lewis) in American Quarterly Vol. 46, No. 1 (March 1994) pp 114-117
"Affirming Inaction: Television and the New Politics of Race" (with Justin Lewis) in Marxism in the Postmodern Age: Confronting the New World Order (eds. Antonio Callari, Stephen Cullenberg and Carole Biewener) Guildford Press, New York: 1995 pp. 133-141
"Advertising" in Social Science Encylcopedia (eds/ Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper) Routledge, London, 1996
"Stuart Hall" in The Routledge Dictionary of 20th Century Political Thinkers Routledge, London, 2nd Edition, 1997, pp. 99-100
"The Struggle For Media Literacy" (with Justin Lewis) in Journal of Communication, Winter 1998, Vol. 48 No. 1, pp. 1-9-120
"Free at Last: Fanship, Fascism and Sponsorship" in Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 1998 pp. 224-226
"Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse" in Critical Studies in Media Commercialism (eds Robin Anderson and Lance Strate) Oxford University Press, New York, 2000, pp. 27-39
OTHERS: REVIEWS, COMMENTARIES, NEWSPAPERS, REPORTS, PUBLISHED INTERVIEWS
"The Triumph of Pragmatism over Imagination: The Defeat of Brazil at the 1982 World Cup Finals", in The Peak, SFU, August 1982.
Review of Chandra Mukerji "From Graven Images: Patterns of Modern Materialism", in The Canadian Journal of Sociology, 1985
"War and the 'Rectification' of Language" in The Voice, University of Massachusetts, February, 1991. p. 12.
"The Gulf War" A study of the Media, Public Opinion & Public Knowledge" (with Justin Lewis and Michael Morgan). Research Report. Centre for the Study of Communication (Document #P- 8) 1991
"The Problem of the Ordinary" in Challenging Media Images of Women, April, 1991.
Interview published in On the Issues: The Progressive Women's Quartlerly, Vol XXI, Winter 1991
"But TV Needs to Broaden its Images of Black Experience" (with Justin Lewis) Christian Science Monitor Monday, May 11, 1992. p. 18.
"Comforting Image of 'The Cosby Show' Places Equality at Risk" (with Justin Lewis) in The Los Angeles Times Monday, May 4, 1992, F3.
Interview published in The Toronto Sun July 26, 1992
Interview published in Media and Values, No. 57, Winter 1992 ("Television: The Search for Meaning A Media and Values interview wth Cultural Critic Sut Jhally) www.medialit.org/reading_room/article117.html
"When Justice is Skin Deep: Race and the OJ Simpson Case" in The Observer (London), Sunday, 19th May, 1996
"Polling Clinton's Appeal" (with Justin Lewis and Michael Morgan) in The Nation, March 9, 1997. Pp.7-8
"Missing the Mark: The School Shootings and Male Violence" (with Jackson Katz) in The Boston Globe May 5, 1999, P1 Focus.
"Manhood on the Mat: Professional Wrestling and Masculinity" (with Jackson Katz) in The Boston Globe February 13, 2000, P1 Focus.
"Put the Blame Where It Belongs: On Men" (with Jackson Katz) in The Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2000, Sunday Commentary, pg. M5
"On Advertising: Sut Jhally vs. James Twitchell" www.stayfreemagazine.org/archives/16/twitchell.html
"A Conversation with Sut Jhally" www.mergemag.org/2000/Oct9Done/Sutjhally.html
"Wrestling the WWE" (Imterview with Amy Souza) http://www.newenglandfilm.com/news/archives/02august/wrestling.htm
Producer, Director, Writer, Editor:
Dreamworlds: Gender/Sex/Power in Rock Video
, (1990) 55 mins
Dreamworlds II: Gender/Sex/Power in MusicVideo
, (1995) 55 mins
Dreamworlds 3: Gender/Sex/Power in Music Video
(2007) 60 mins
The Date-Rape Backlash: media and the denial of rape
(1994) 55 mins
Advertising and the End of the World
Wrestling with Manhood: Boys, Bullying and Battering
(2002) 57 mins
Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: U.S. News Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
(2003) 66 mins
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire
(2004) 65 mins
Producer, Director, Editor:
Pack of Lies: The Advertising of Tobacco
(with Jean Kilbourne and Richard Pollay) 1992 37 mins
The Killing Screens: Media and the Culture of Violence
(with George Gerbner) (1994) 38 mins
Material Witness: Race, Identity and the Politics of Gangsta Rap
(with Michael Eric Dyson) (1995) 42 mins
Democracy in a Different Voice
(with Lani Guinier) (1995) 48 mins
Slim Hopes: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness
(with Jean Kilbourne) (1995) 30 mins
Stuart Hall on Representation and the Media
(1997) 50 mins
Stuart Hall on Race as a Floating Signifier classroom edition
(1997) 60 mins
Stuart Hall on Race as a Floating Signifier reference edition
(1997) 75 mins
bell hooks: Cultural Criticism and Transformation
(1997) 60 mins
The Electronic Storyteller: Television and the Cultivation of Values
(with George Gerbner)(1997) 30 mins
The Crisis of the Cultural Environment: Media and Democracy in the 21st Century
(with George Gerbner) (1997) 30 mins
The Myth of the Liberal Media
(with Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman)(1997) 60 mins
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
(with Mary Pipher) (1998) 35 mins
Edward Said On Orientalism
(1998) 34 mins
Edward Said "The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations"
(1998) 60 mins
Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity (with Jackson Katz) (1999) 82 mins
Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising's Image of Women (with
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Framing an Execution: The Media and Mumia Abu-Jamal
(2002) 50 mins
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
(2006) 50 mins
Deconstructing Advertising: Making Sense of Consumer Culture
(co-writer with Stephen Kline) Simon Fraser University, 1994, 30 mins
Sexual Harassment on Campus
(1995) 35 mins
Peter Elbow on Writing
(1995) 42 mins
Recovering Bodies: Overcoming Eating Disorders
(1997) 34 mins
Off the Straight & Narrow: Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals & Television
(1998) 63 mins
Game Over: Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games
(2001) 41 mins
Constructing Public: How Politicians and the Media Misrepresent the Public (with Justin Lewis)
(2001) 32 mins
Behind the Screens: Hollywood Goes Hypercommercial
(2001) 37 mins
Tommorow's Children: Partnership Education in Action (with Riane Eisler)
(2001) 36 mins
Money for Nothing: Behind the Business of Pop Music
(2001) 45 mins
Playing Unfair: The Media Imagev of the Female Athlete
(2002) 30 mins
Toxic Sludge is Good for You: The PR Industry Unspun
(2002) 45 mins
Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol
(2004) 45 mins
Beyond the Frame: Alternative Views on the War on Terror
(2004) 180 mins
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class
(2005) 62 mins
Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs