Eleonora Belfiore is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University. She has published extensively on cultural politics and policy, and particularly the place that notions of the ‘social impacts’ of the arts have had in British cultural policy discourses. Works includes The Social Impact of the Arts: An intellectual history (2008) and Histories of Cultural Participation, Values and Governance, which was one of the main outputs of the AHRC funded Connected Communities project ‘Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values’.
More recently, her research has focused on researching the politics of cultural value, and she was Director of Studies of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value (2013-5), and co-author of its final report, Enriching Britain: Culture, creativity and growth, published in February 2015. From January 2020 she will be Editor of the Taylor & Francis journal Cultural Trends.