Dick Hebdige has published extensively on popular culture, media and critical theory and contemporary art, music and design. He is the author of three seminal books on art and popular culture: Subculture: The Meaning of Style (Methuen, 1979); Cut 'n' Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music (Methuen, 1987); and Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things (Routledge, Methuen, 1988). Hebdige is a professor in the Art and Film & Media Studies Departments at UC-Santa Barbara and is the Director of the University of California institute for Research in the Arts Desert Studies Project, an arts-based research and teaching program centered on California's Mojave and Sonoran deserts.