Tony Bennett is Research Professor in Social and Cultural Theory in the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney. He is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and of the Academy of the Social Sciences in the UK. Among his most important publications are Formalism and Marxism (1979), Outside Literature (1991), The Birth of the Museum (1995), Culture: A Reformer’s Science (1998), Pasts Beyond Memory: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism (2004), and Making Culture, Changing Society (2013). He is also convening co-author of the forthcoming volume Collecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology, Museums, and Liberal Government (2016).
As of October 2016