Mike Dines is a British musician, writer, scholar, publisher and co-founder of the Punk Scholars Network. He founded Itchy Monkey Press (http://itchymonkeypress.com) with the publication of the anarcho-punk novella the darkening light (2014), followed by Tales From the Punkside (2014), Some of Us Scream, Some of Us Shout (2016) and And All Around Was Darkness (2017) with Greg Bull.
As a scholar he has written widely on subcultures and popular music, co-editing The Aesthetics of Our Anger: Anarcho-Punk, Politics, Music (Autonomedia/Minor Compositions, 2016), Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning (Routledge, 2017), The Punk Reader: Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global (Intellect, 2019), Punk Now!! Contemporary Perspectives on Punk (Intellect, 2020), Trans-Global Punk Scenes: The Punk Reader Vol. 2 (Intellect, 2021) and Punk Identities, Punk Utopias: Global Punk and Media (Intellect 2021). He has also written chapters for The Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock (Oxford University Press, 2021) and The Oxford Handbook of Global Popular Music (Oxford University Press, 2021).
His current writing takes him in the direction of popular music and spirituality with the co-edited collection Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music: Beatified Beats (Bloomsbury, 2021). He is an avid supporter of Portsmouth Football Club.
Teaching and Research interests include:
Research interests include:
Dines, Mike (2023) Learning on the road: Stonehenge, Skool Bus, and the development of alternative pedagogies in the new age traveller movement of the 1980s. In: Punk Pedagogies in Practice: Disruptions and Connections. Stewart, Francis and Way, Laura , eds. Global Punk . Intellect, Bristol, pp. 144-159. ISBN 9781789387063
Dines, Mike (2022) The Jesus and Marychain, Psychocandy (1985). In: Punks Listen. McGuirk, Niall and Murphy, Michael , eds. Hope Collective, Dublin, pp. 208-209. ISBN 9780995547551
Dines, Mike and Shah, Haroun N. and Daykin, Joanna and Beaven, Zuleika and Evans, François (2022) Post-graduate arts students meet the artists of Notting Hill Carnival; an ongoing programme by Middlesex University London to develop and promote carnival arts. The pioneering work of Adela Ruth Tompsett. International Journal of Carnival Arts , 5 . pp. 83-96. ISSN 2752-342X
Soriano, Maria and Dines, Mike (2022) Beware Maria: Mike Dines, Punk Scholar [Podcast]. [Audio]
Dines, Mike (2022) Tracing the Sacred Thread: exploring the sonic theology of Krishnacore. In: Music, Spirituality and Genre Study Day, 20th May 2022, Middlesex University, UK.