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December 4, 2016
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Herbert Pimlott

Dr. Herbert Pimlott

Associate Professor, Communication Studies, MA CAST

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.1970 ext.2522

Office Location: DAWB 3-150
Office Hours: W15: Tues. 4:30-5:30pm and Wed. 12:00-1:00pm
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Academic Background

Dr. Herbert Pimlott studied for his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His interests include alternative media; critical theory and cultural politics (e.g. Frankfurt School; Gramsci; Hall; Williams; language and hegemony; popular music and social change); history, politics and practices of cultural studies; discourse and rhetorical analysis and semiotics (e.g. of popular culture, and of economic and political discourses); writing and publishing studies (e.g. advocacy writing; documentary and social realism; magazine production; opinion journalism; popularization); political communication (Canada, UK); and labour communications.


Dr. Pimlott has taught communication and cultural studies at four different higher education institutions in Greater London, UK, while doing freelance editorial work and conference organizing.

He has worked in both alternative and mainstream media, including print, radio and television. His studies focus on the relationship between theory and practice and form and content. 

As of 6 May 2011, Dr Pimlott has now entered the world of blogging as an experiment in new/social media communication around issues of social and economic justice. You can read his posts at: