C/O Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Welcome to my personal website. I’m Richard Howells, a cultural sociologist, lecturer, author and broadcaster. My books include Visual Culture (now it in its third edition), The Myth of the Titanic (two editions), and A Critical Theory of Creativity: Utopia, Aesthetics, Atheism and Design. I specialise in the study of visual and popular culture, together with media and cultural theory. I'm Emeritus Professor of Cultural Sociology at King's College London. I have been a Visiting Scholar at St John's College, University of Oxford, a Visiting Fellow at Exeter College and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. I have also been Distinguished Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, USA.