Please join us on March 27 12:30 – 1:45 pm in GEOG room 229 for a colloquium with Chris Gibson.
In the 1990s Chris Gibson kicked around as a musician, swing dancer and record store tragic before “settling down” into a career as Professor of Geography at the University of Wollongong, Australia. In a vain effort to combine a musical background with a “proper” academic job he wrote a PhD on the geography of the music industry, tracing links between urban and regional scenes and globalisation. With his supervisor, John Connell, he turned much of the PhD into his first book, Sound Tracks. Since then Chris has conducted research projects spanning urban and regional cultural industries, manufacturing, craft production (surfboards, cowboy boots, guitars) and tourism, while finding time to don a polyester jumpsuit for the launch of his latest book, co-written with John Connell, Outback Elvis.
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