School of Literature, Media and Communication, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Philip Auslander's primary research interest is in performance, especially in relation to music, media and technology. He has written on aesthetic and cultural performances as diverse as theatre, performance art, music, stand-up comedy, robotic performance, and courtroom procedures. He is the author of five books and editor or co-editor of two collections. His most recently published books are Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music (2006) and the second edition of Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture (2008).
In addition to his work on performance, Auslander contributes art criticism regularly to ArtForum and other publications.