about me

P1040696I 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 Lecturer in Social Justice at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Since 2016, I am Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. I am also a member of the Unified Theory of Information Research Group, 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).


Media, Communication & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Conference, University of Leeds, UK, 11-13 January 2017

Oxford Radical Forum, Wadham College, University of Oxford, UK, 3-5 March 2017

Communications, Media & Culture (CMC) Research Seminar, University of Stirling, UK, 15 March 2017

Guest lecturer at the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research, University of Munich (LMU), Germany, 22-25 June 2017

13th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA), (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities, Panteion University of Social and Political Science and Harokopio University, Athens, Greece, 29 August – 1 September 2017

research interests

  • Critical social theory
  • Political economy of media and communication
  • Sociology of technology
  • Digital labour and capitalism
  • Social media/digital media/Internet/new information and communication technologies and society
  • Privacy and surveillance studies
  • Academic labour

last update: july 2017