About me

I am a research associate at the Department of Media Studies at Paderborn University in Germany. I am also the coordinator of Research Network 18 – Sociology of Communications and Media Research of the European Sociological Association and co-editor of the journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. My research and teaching are grounded in critical social theory and the political economy of media and communication, with a special focus on digital media and digital labour. 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). My new book, Universities and Academic Labour in Times of Digitalisation and Precarisation, was published with Routledge in 2023.


Political Economies of the Media. Theories and Methods. Summer School at the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia, 11-15 September 2023, http://www.poleconmed.net/

Casualisation, Precarity and Career in Higher Education. ESA Postgraduate Committee Online Seminar, 27 September 2023, https://www.europeansociology.org/event/259453ca-61f9-484d-a5ed-39e7ebeb6509/

Talk at the annual conference of the German Media Studies Association. University of Bonn, Germany, 27-30 September 2023, http://gfm2023.de/

Research and teaching interests

My research and teaching focuses on:

  • Critical social theory
  • Political economy of media and communication
  • Digital media and society
  • Digital labour and capitalism
  • Universities and academic labour

Last update: January 2023