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 EVENT(S)

Guest Lecturer at the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research, University of Munich (LMU), Germany, 14-16 June 2019

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: January 2019