American cultural critic. One of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, he is best known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory.
A high-school social studies teacher in Barrington, Rhode Island for six years, Giroux has held positions at Boston University, Miami University, and Penn State University. In 2005, Giroux began serving as the Global TV Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Giroux has published more than 35 books and 300 academic articles, and is published widely throughout education and cultural studies literature. Since arriving at McMaster, Giroux has been a featured faculty lecturer, and has published nine books, including his most recent work, The University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex.
Routledge named Giroux as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period in 2002.
Henry A. Giroux is the author of books: The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence, The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine, America at War with Itself, On Critical Pedagogy, Teachers as Intellectuals: Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Learning, Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education, Theory and Resistance in Education: Towards a Pedagogy for the Opposition, Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle, Pedagogy And The Politics Of Hope: Theory, Culture, And Schooling: A Critical Reader