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Welcome New Editors

Cultural Trends

Routledge is delighted to announce that a new Editorial Team for Cultural Trends will be stepping in from January 2020. The team includes:

Professor Ele Belfiore, Loughborough University, UK

Eleonora Belfiore is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University, UK, and Editor of Palgrave’s book series New Directions in Cultural Policy Research. She has published extensively on cultural politics and policy, and particularly the place that notions of the ‘social impacts’ of the arts have had in British cultural policy discourses. For Palgrave she has published, with Oliver Bennett, The Social Impact of the Arts: An intellectual history (2008) and co-edited with Anna Upchurch Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets (2013). More recently, her research has focused on researching the politics of cultural value and participation: she was Director of Studies of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value (2013-5) and co-author of its report, Enriching Britain: Culture, creativity and growth (2015), and she was on the team AHRC funded Connected Communities project ‘Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values’ (2012-8). She was the lead for Loughborough University involvement as Founding Associate in the Tate Exchange initiative in 2016-7. Presently, Eleonora is developing new research projects on cultural democracy and authority.

Professor Lisanne Gibson, University of Leicester, UK

Lisanne Gibson is a Professor of Culture and Society in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Her research advances understandings of the societal effects of historic and contemporary cultural investment especially in relation to urban development; cultural policy and value; and, cultural heritage. She has published 2 monographs, numerous articles and reports, and edited 2 books and 5 special journal issues on cultural policy and politics. She is a member of the editorial committee of the International Journal of Cultural Policy and has been invited to act as expert witness at the 2016 Parliamentary Select Committee Enquiry on UK cultural funding. Lisanne is currently working with Andrew Miles (Manchester) on a monograph Understanding Everyday Participation - Culture, Place and Inequality (Palgrave, 2021) from the AHRC funded project ‘Understanding Everyday Participation- Articulating Cultural Value’ (2012-2018). She also co-edits with Miles the book series ‘Palgrave Studies in Cultural Participation’.

Dr Hye-Kyung Lee, King’s College London, UK

Hye-Kyung Lee is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London, UK. Before coming to the UK for her MA and PhD studies, she worked as an international cultural exchange coordinator at the Korea Foundation and organised cultural events in South Korea and many Asian countries. Her research questions are centred on the dynamic nexus between culture, the state and the market, and the nation state’s roles in managing arts and cultural industries. She has examined the contexts, rationales, discursive strategies and policy options of contemporary cultural policy, working across research on cultural policy, creative industries, copyright, cultural marketing and consumption as well as area studies. She has written Cultural Policy in South Korea: Making a New Patron State (Routledge, 2018) and co-edited Cultural Policies in East Asia (Palgrave, 2014), Asian Cultural Flows: Cultural Policy, Creative Industries and Media Consumers (Springer, 2018) and Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia (2018). Currently she is working on a monograph on cultural industries and the state.   

Cultural Trends

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