about me

I 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).


Invited talk at the European Journal of Communication Symposium on Social Media, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, 27 May 2016

Keynote at the Banja Luka College of Communications International Conference, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24-26 June 2016

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference, University of Leicester, UK, 27-31 July 2016

European Sociological Association (ESA) RN18 Mid-Term Conference, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal, 8-10 September 2016

Guest lectures at the Department of Social Research: Media and Communication Studies of the University of Helsinki, Finland, 7-9 December 2016

research interests

  • Critical social theory
  • Political economy of media, information 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: august 2016