Founding Head of Department of Communication (2004-2008)
BA (Auburn University)
MA (University of Arkansas)
Ph.D. (University of South Florida)
Current Research Areas
My research interests focus on Asian cities; consumer architectures and environments; Chinese tourism and consumption practices; material and immaterial forms of gambling; and ethnographic approaches to everyday life. My forthcoming book with the University of Minnesota Press is tentatively titled: Macau: Baccarat, Biopolitics, and Casino Capitalism.
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS. Eadington Fellowship, Center for Gaming Research, 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.
T. Simpson (2016) “Spatial Machines of Subjection: A Materialist Analysis of Macau’s Themed Integrated Casino Resorts”, A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces Ed. Scott A. Lukas. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University – ETC Press. FREE BOOK DOWNLOAD
T. Simpson (2009) “Macau’s Mediterranean Motifs,” World Architecture 12: 104-111.(Published in both English and Chinese; Chinese translation by Xiang Linfei).
T. Simpson, T. Chung, H. Tieben (2009) “A Conversation on Casino Architecture in Las Vegas and Macao.” World Architecture 12: 86-91. (Roundtable discussion also including N. Niglio and B. Lam. Published in both English and Chinese).
Wu M. and T. Simpson (2007) “Media and Culture,” Mass Communication (Series on Western Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences), Ed. Shuming Lu and Junhao Hong, Beijing: China Remnin University Press: 84 – 132. (Published in Chinese).