About me

Thomas AllmerI studied media and communication and political science at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and the Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. After I had finished my PhD in 2014, I started as a Lecturer in Social Justice at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a post as a Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. Since 2019, I have been working as a Postdoc at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. I am also a member of The Institute for a Global Sustainable Information Society, Vienna, Austria. My publications include Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational Capitalism (Peter Lang, 2012) and Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification (Routledge, 2015).

Research interests

My research interests are as follows:

  • Critical social theory
  • Political economy of media and communication
  • Sociology of technology
  • Digital labour and capitalism
  • Digital media and society
  • Privacy and surveillance studies
  • Academic labour

Last update: January 2020