Saturday, July 31, 2010


Overcast mornings in San Francisco are one of my favorite times to do research. When the city gets socked in with fog, it stills my mind and affords concentration. This particular morning has been enrichened by the recently-launched critical repository of UC Riverside scholar Toby Miller, whose work first came to my attention through his beautifully crafted provocation introducing Diasporas of Australian Cinema (Intellect Books,2009:9). As an interdisciplinarian social scientist who has edited and written more than 30 books, and a frequent contributor to more than 100 journals, Miller has tackled such diverse issues as the media, sport, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste.

A cursory glance at
his new website reveals samplings of his writing sure to entertain, educate and enlighten me on many foggy San Franciscan mornings to come. His is a rich and welcome addition to such critical repositories as Jonathan Rosenbaum's and the long-anticipated launch of Adrian Martin's.

Congratulations, Toby!


Adam Hartzell said...

Thanks for bringing this book and scholar to our attention, Michael. Adding this book to my long list of Must-Buy-One-Day.

Michael Guillen said...

Hey Adam, thanks for stopping by. I very much enjoy Toby's work and I hope others do too. I see your entries at SF360 now and again. What else is up with you these days?