Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis, Political Science, 1981.
M.A., University of Arizona, Political Science, 1975; M.A., Washington University, St. Louis, Political Science, 1977
B.A., with High Distinction, University of Arizona, Government/English, 1972

Professor Luke’s areas of research include environmental politics and cultural studies as well as comparative politics, international political economy, and modern critical social and political theory. He teaches courses in the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and comparative and international politics.

Dr. Luke serves on the editorial board of Capitalism Nature Socialism,Critical Social Policy, Culture and Politics: An International Journal of Theory, e-Learning and Digital Media, the minnesota review, Fast Capitalism, International Political Sociology, Journal of Information Technology and Policy, Open Geography Journal, Organization & Environment, New Political Science, Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Peace Studies Journal, and Telos. He is an Associate Editor of New Political Science, and has been the Citation Classics and Foundational Works Editor for Organization & Environment since 1999. He also is a founding editor of Fast Capitalism, located at the Center for Theory at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the book line editor of Telos Press Publishing, where he oversees publication of works by Ernst Juenger, Carl Schmitt, Jean-Claude Paye, Paul Piccone, Victor Zaslavsky, and other works of social theory. He also has served as an editorial board member with Environmental Communication, International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, International Political Economy Yearbook, Journal of Politics, New Political Science, ultiBase, and Post-Communist Cultural Studies with Penn State University Press.

From 1997-2010, Dr. Luke was Director of Graduate Studies, and he founded the OLMA program on the basis of his work with the Virginia Tech Cyberschool from 1994-2003. He continues to direct the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture that also he developed during the Cyberschool experiment. He has been awarded fellowships and grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Carter G. Woodson Institute, the Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, International Research and Exchange Board (IREX), the Department of State, and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Research/Teaching Award). During 1996, he was named Visiting Research and Teaching Scholar at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, and in 1995 he was the Fulbright Professor of Cultural Theory and the Politics of Information Society at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He has reviewed grant proposals in political science, sociology, and science studies for the National Science Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Austrian Science Fund, and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology of New Zealand.

Recent publications include: “Environmentality,” The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, eds. John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard and David Schlosberg, New York: Oxford University Press USA, 2011, 96-112; “Towards a Critique of Post-Human Reason: Revisiting ‘Nature’ and ‘Humanity’ in Horkheimer’s ‘The Concept of Man’,” Critical Ecologies: The Frankfurt School and Contemporary Environmental Crises, ed. Andrew Biro, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011, 312-338; “Appropriating, distributing, and producing space after 9/11: the newest nomos of the Earth?” Spatiality, Sovereignty and Carl Schmitt, ed. Stephen Legg, New York: Routledge, 2011, 57-73; “Culture and War,” The Renewal of Cultural Studies, ed. Paul Smith, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011, 219-229; “Gaming Space: Casinopolitan Globalism from Las Vegas to Macau,” Global Ideologies and Urban Landscapes, eds. Manfred B. Steger and Anne McNevin, New York: Routledge, 2011. 77-87; “From ‘Am I an American?’ to ‘I am an American!’ Cynthia Weber on Citizenship, Identity, and Security,” I am an American: Filming the Fear of Difference, ed. Cynthia Weber, Bristol: Intellect, Ltd., 2011: 205-209; “Actualized Affinities: A Nation’s Memories as Accumulating Artefacts and Appropriating Aesthetics from the Times of Reconstruction,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.), 2011, S 56-80; and, “Blow Out, Blow Back, Blow Up, Blow Off: The Plutonomic Politics of Economic Crisis since 2001,” Fast Capitalism, 8.2, (August, 2011), <>.

Dr Luke’s most recent books are: A Journal of No Illusions: Telos, Paul Piccone, and the Americanization of Critical Theory, Ben Agger and Timothy W. Luke, eds. (New York: Telos Press, 2011); There is a Gunman on Campus: Tragedy and Terror at Virginia Tech, Ben Agger and Timothy W. Luke, eds. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008); Museum Politics: Powerplays at the Exhibition (University of Minnesota Press, 2002); Capitalism, Democracy, and Ecology: Departing from Marx (University of Illinois Press, 1999), The Politics of Cyberspace, co-edited with Chris Toulouse (Routledge, 1998), and Ecocritique: Contesting the Politics of Nature, Economy, and Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 1997). He also is the author of Shows of Force: Politics, Power, and Ideology in Art Exhibitions (Duke University Press, 1992); Social Theory and Modernity: Critique, Dissent and Revolution (Sage, 1990); Screens of Power: Ideology, Domination and Resistance in Informational Society (University of Illinois Press, 1989); Ideology and Soviet Industrialization (Greenwood, 1985); and, co-author with Victor T. Le Vine of The Arab-African Connection (Westview Press, 1979).

Other writings by Dr. Luke have been published in numerous edited books with Alta Mira Press; Alt-X Press; Bergin & Garvey; Blackwell; Continuum; Congressional Quarterly Press; Greenwood; I. B. Tauris; University of Kansas Press; Lawrence Erlbaum; Lexington Books; Manchester University Press; Michigan State University Press; University of Minnesota Press; MIT Press; New York University Press; Palgrave; Pearson Education; Pergamon; Prentice Hall; Oxford University Press; Lynne Rienner; Routledge; Rowman & Littlefield; Rutgers University Press; Sage; Springer; State University of New York Press; Telos Press; and Yale University Press, among others and such journals as Alternatives; American Political Science Review; Annals of the Association of American Geographers; AntePodium; ARENA Journal; Art Journal; Art Papers; The Australasian Journal of American Studies; Babylone; Capitalism Nature Socialism; Critical Studies in Mass Communication; Cultural Critique; Cultural Values; Current Perspectives in Social Theory; Democracy & Nature; The Ecologist; Educational Philosophy and Theory; Environment and Planning A; Environment and Planning D: Society and Space; Fast Capitalism; Fifth Estate; Geopolitics; Globalizations; Hermes: Revue Critique; History of European Ideas; History of Political Thought; Indian Journal of Political Science; International Political Sociology; International Relations; International Studies Quarterly; International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society; Journal of Social Philosophy; Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare; Journal of Politics; Leviathan; New Political Science; Organization & Environment; Political Crossroads; Political Geography; Philosophy of the Social Sciences; Political Science Review; PS: Political Science & Politics; Quarterly Journal of Ideology; The Public Historian; Research in Political Sociology; Review of International Political Economy; Review of Politics; SITES; Social Research; Social Science Computer Review; Social Science Journal; Sociological Forum; Soviet and Post-Soviet Review; Strategies: Journal of Theory; Culture, Politics, Studies in Comparative Communism; Studies in Comparative International Development; Studies in Political Economy; Sustainable Development; Telos; Theory & Event; Third World Quarterly; Transformations; and Western Political Quarterly.