Dr Roger Horrocks is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Auckland. He took early retirement from the University of Auckland in 2004 so he could concentrate on writing. Prior to that he was the Foundation Head of the Department of Film, Television & Media Studies. His previous books include:
Song of the Ghost in the Machine [poetry], Wellington, Victoria University Press, 2014.
Zizz!: The Life and Art of Len Lye, ed. and introduced by Roger Horrocks. Wellington, Awa Press, 2014.
Television in New Zealand: Programming the Nation, ed. Roger Horrocks and Nick Perry. Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 2004.
Len Lye: A Biography, Auckland, Auckland University Press, 2001. [Finalist for Montana NZ Book Awards, 2002.]
Horrocks’s board member or other official positions in arts organizations include: Deputy Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission (NZ On Air); Chairman of film panels of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ; Alternative Cinema; the Auckland Film Society; the Auckland International Film Festival (one of the founders); Chair of the Board of Auckland University Press; Len Lye Foundation; Artspace; President of the Auckland Society of Contemporary Music; advisory board of Te Ara; NZ On Screen (one of the founders); Script to Screen (one of the founders); NZ Electronic Poetry Centre (one of the founders).