Henry Giroux, PhD

Professor of English and Cultural Studies and
Global TV Network Chair in Communications

Location: Chester New Hall, Room 229
Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. 26551


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Henry A. Giroux received his doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977. He taught at Boston University from 1977 to 1983 and at Miami University from 1983 to 1992. While at Miami University, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award in 1984-1986 and the Renowned Scholar Award in 1986-1988. In 1987, he received the Visiting Distinguished Professor Award, granted by Chancellor and Board of Trustees at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. In 1992, he accepted the Waterbury Chair Professorship at Pennsylvania State University, a position he held until 2004. He also served as the Director of the Waterbury Forum in Education and Cultural Studies at Penn State University from 1992 to 2004. In 1995, he received the Distinguished Visiting Asa S. Kneels Chair Professorship at Northeastern University. In the summer of 1999 and 2000, he held the title of visiting Distinguished Professor at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. In 2005, he accepted the Global Television Network Chair at McMaster University. His many academic awards include: The Marshall Fishwick Award for the Best Article on Popular Culture for 1993, awarded by The Popular Culture Association at Bowling Green University; recipient of a Tokyo Metropolitan University Fellowship for Research in August 1995; selected as a Kappa Delta Pi Laureate in 1998; winner of a Getty Research Institute Visiting Scholar Award for May-June 2000; the Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professorship Award for 2001 at McMaster University; and he was named as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period in Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present as part of Routledge’s Key Guides Publication Series (2002). He also received the James L. Kinneavy Award for the most outstanding article published in JAC in 2001, presented by the Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition at the Conference on College Composition and Communication Chicago in March 2002. In 2005, he received an honorary doctorate from Memorial University in Canada. He is on the editorial and advisory boards of numerous national and international scholarly journals, and he serves as the editor or co-editor of four scholarly book series. He has published numerous books and articles and his most recent books include: Youth in a Suspect Society (Palgrave 2009); Elistirel Pedagojinin Soylesileri (co-authored with Michael Apple, Peter McLaren, Paulo Freire, and David Harvey, Kalkedon Yayinlari, Turkey 2009); Hearts of Darkness (Paradigm 2010); The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence, 2nd edition (co-authored with Grace Pollock, Rowman and Littlefield 2010); Politics After Hope, (Paradigm 2010); Zombie Politics in the Age of Casino Capitalism (Peter Lang 2011); Education and the Public Sphere: Ideas of Radical Pedagogy (co-authored with Lech Witkowski, Impuls 2011); On Critical Pedagogy (Continuum Press 2011); Education and the Crisis of Public Values (Peter Lang 2012); Twilight of the Social: Resurgent Publics in the Age of Disposability (Paradigm 2012); and Disposable Youth, Racialized Memories, and the Culture of Cruelty (Routledge 2012). His research focuses on a variety of areas including cultural studies, youth, critical pedagogy, democratic theory, public education, communication theory, social theory, and the politics of higher education.

12 Canadians changing the way we think

Published on Sunday January 08, 2012





"Figures in Critical Pedagogy"

Paolo Freire Institute at McGill University has conducted a 6-part interview series with Henry Giroux for their Freire Project titled

“Review of Henry Giroux's Twilight of the Social: Resurgent Publics in the Age of Disposability”
By Alexander Means, Truthout


The University in Chains:
Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

By Henry Giroux

Think university. Do you flash on radical debate? Idealism? Social conscience? Left-wing student protests?

read the full review in The Toronto Star


Henry A. Giroux | Remembering Hiroshima in an Age of Neoliberal Barbarism

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:31
By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | News Analysis


Henry A. Giroux | When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination: A Critical Pedagogy Manifesto

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 09:15

By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | Op-Ed

Henry A. Giroux | Intellectuals as Subjects and Objects of Violence

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:17

By Henry A Giroux, Truthout | Op-Ed