Cultural Politics journal


Joy Garnett was Arts Editor at Cultural Politics from 2005 to 2016. During that time she introduced the work and writings of contemporary artists to its readership. Contributing artists include Stephen Andrews, Paul Chan, Christos Dikeakos, Gair Dunlop, Yevgeniy Fiks, Zoe Leonard, David Humphrey, Dominic McGill, Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, Arnold Mesches, Carrie Moyer, Richard Mosse, Steve Mumford, Sarah Peters, Mira Schor, Nancy Spero, and many more.

Cultural Politics (ISSN: 1743-2197) is an international, refereed journal published by Duke University Press. It  explores the global character and effects of contemporary culture and politics. It analyzes how cultural identities, agencies and actors, political issues and conflicts, and global media are linked, characterized, examined and resolved. In doing so, the journal explores precisely what is cultural about politics and what is political about culture. It investigates the marginalized and outer regions of this complex and interdisciplinary subject area.

Edited by:
John Armitage, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK
Ryan Bishop, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK
Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mark Featherstone, Book Reviews Editor
Deborah Frizzell, Arts Editor (2016 – current)

Access all articles online. Artist contributions are freely available (pdf and html) courtesy DUP.

An archive of artist contributions can be found at:

Cultural Politics is a welcome and innovative addition. In an academic universe already well populated with journals, it is carving out its own unique place—broad and a bit quirky.  It likes to leap between the theoretical and the concrete, so that it is never boring and often filled with illuminating glimpses into the intellectual and cultural worlds.

~Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina, USA.