Dr Ian Inglis is a writer and researcher based in Newcastle upon Tyne. As a Reader in Sociology and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University, his books include: The Beatles, Popular Music And Society: A Thousand Voices (2000); Popular Music And Film (2003); Performance And Popular Music: History, Place And Time (2006); The Words And Music Of George Harrison (2010); Popular Music And Television In Britain (2010); The Beatles In Hamburg (2012); and The Beatles (2017). His doctoral research explored the significance of sociological, social psychological, and cultural theory in explanations of the career of the Beatles.
He has been a member of the editorial boards of Popular Music And Society, The Soundtrack and Volume: La Revue des Musiques Populaire, and his articles have been published in a wide variety of journals, including Popular Music; Journal Of Popular Culture; Journal Of Popular Music Studies; Critical Studies In Media Communication; American Music; Visual Culture In Britain; Journal Of Fashion, Style And Popular Culture; Popular Music And Society; International Review Of The Aesthetics And Sociology Of Music; Popular Music History; Celebrity Studies; Volume: La Revue des Musiques Populaires; and Musiiken Suunta.
He has contributed chapters to books across a range of subjects, including music censorship, the horror film, tribute bands, song in cinema, animation film, virtual performance, musical texts, audiovisual aesthetics, film adaptations, local music scenes, fans & fandom, approaches to musical history, and musicological research methods.
He has spoken at numerous conferences - often as a keynote speaker - across Europe, and his work has been translated into several languages. He has made frequent appearances on radio and television. He is also a writer of fiction; his work has been published in a number of anthologies and literary journals, and his collection of short stories The Day Chuck Berry Died is to be published by Bridge House in 2022.