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Timothy A. Simpson

Associate Professor
University of Macau


Timothy A. Simpson received his Bachelor's degree fron Auburn University and Master's from University of Arkansas. He earned his Ph.D. from University of South Florida.

Research Interest

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


  • Simpson T. Macau metropolis and mental life: Interior urbanism and the Chinese imaginary. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 2014 May 1;38(3):823-42.

  • Simpson T. Tourist utopias: Biopolitics and the genealogy of the post-world tourist city. Current Issues in Tourism. 2016 Jan 2;19(1):27-59.

  • Simpson T. Neoliberal exception? The liberalization of Macau’s casino gaming monopoly and the genealogy of the post-socialist Chinese subject. Planning Theory. 2016 Oct 24:1473095216672499.

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