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 Lecturer in Social Justice at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Since 2016, I have been 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).

NEWS: YOU CAN FIND ME AS SPEAKER AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS

WIAS Workshop: Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism, University of Westminster, London, UK, 31 January 2018

Guest Lecturer at the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research, University of Munich (LMU), Germany, 15-17 June 2018, https://kerem-schamberger.de/2018/02/08/seminar-digitale-arbeit-und-kapitalismus

Communication, Capitalism and Social Change: Policy, Practice, Praxis, ESA RN18 Mid-Term Conference 2018, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 6-8 September 2018, http://esarn18zagreb.org

Plenary Debate – ECREA Critical Interventions: Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism, ECREA Conference, Lugano, Switzerland, 2 November 2018, https://www.ecrea2018lugano.eu/plenary-speakers

OUT NOW

Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism, Special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, edited by Thomas Allmer and Ergin Bulut, Volume 16 (1), 2018, pp. 44-240, https://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/issue/view/37

CALL

RN18 Panel – Sociology of Communications and Media Research, 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, 20-23 August 2019, Manchester, UK, Call text: https://www.europeansociology.org/research-networks/rn18-sociology-communications-and-media-research

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: June 2018