Timothy A. Simpson


Associate Professor

Administrative Roles

  • Founding Head of Department of Communication (2004-2008)

Academic Qualifications

  • BA (Auburn University)
  • MA (University of Arkansas)
  • Ph.D. (University of South Florida)

Current Research Areas

Tim Simpson’s research interests are focused in the areas of Asian urbanisms; architectures and environments of consumption; Chinese tourism and post-socialist consumption practices; material and immaterial forms of gambling; ethnographic approaches to everyday life; and the political economy of intercultural communication. He is currently writing a book, under contract with University of Minnesota Press, entitled: Macau: Casino Capitalism and the Biopolitical Metropolis.

Research Fellowships

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS. Eadington Fellowship, Center for Gaming Research, to be completed June 11 – July 6, 2018.
  • PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, THE NEW SCHOOL, NEW YORK. Visiting Scholar, School of Design Strategies, August – December 2017.
  • NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE. Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute(Asian Urbanisms Cluster), October –December 2011.
  • CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Sociology. Funded by an Erasmus Mundus Mobilities Fellowship (MULTI—Multilingualism and Multiculturalism: Linguistic Approaches to Transition and Identity). June 2011 and June 2013.

Media

Selected Publications

Books

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Graduate Supervision (PhD)

  • Elisabela Larrea (Macanese creole Patua theater)
  • Kim H. Johnson (Macau’s Lusophone community)

Current Funded Research Projects

  • Baroque Macau. Funded by a grant from the University of Macau Research Committee. 2018-2019.

Courses Taught at UM

  • COMM2004 Introduction to Culture and Communication
  • FSSG808 Social Theory (PhD)
  • Ethnography and the City (PhD)
  • HONR301 Leadership from a Global Perspective — for UM Honor’s College
  • ENGL283 Western and Eastern Cultures – for FBA “Gaming Management” Program
  • COMM207 Visual Communication and Design
  • COMM403 Advanced Intercultural Communication
  • COMM405 Ethics and Persuasion
  • ICNM001 Theories of Mass Communication
  • ICNM004 International and Intercultural Communication
  • ICNM005 Public Opinion
  • ICNM014 Professional Writing in English

Contact Details

Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
University of Macau
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macao
Humanities & Social Sciences Building (E21B), 2044
Phone: (853) 8822 8351
Fax: (853) 8822 2338
E-mail: tsimpson@um.edu.mo