The Martial Arts Studies Conference is organised by Paul Bowman, who teaches Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. He is currently the coordinator of The Martial Arts Studies Research Network, and – with Ben Judkins – founder and co-editor of the journal Martial Arts Studies.
A lifelong martial artist, his most recent book is Martial Arts Studies: Disrupting Disciplinary Boundaries (2015). In the field of martial arts studies, he is also author of Theorizing Bruce Lee (2010) and Beyond Bruce Lee (2013). He is also author and editor of numerous books on cultural theory, postcolonialism and popular culture.