As a social anthropologist of digital culture, I investigate the interface of economic and political power, cultural discourses and practices, and networked communication technologies. These interests coalesce into critical and ethnographic investigations into internet and television convergence, media policy, and network activism.
I am presently writing a book about Current TV--the transnational television network at the forefront of internet convergence, media "democratization," and social media integration. I am also conducting fieldwork with communities such as Anonymous YouTube video producers and the UK Pirate Party who are engaged in network activism for "internet freedom."
I am happy to collaborate with students with any of the following research interests: cultural anthropology, digital culture, internet, television, journalism, social media, convergence, indigenous media, media policy, social justice movements, democracy, start-up culture, culture industries, critical theory, neoliberalism, ethnographic methods, the public sphere, and video and television production.
I'd be happy to assisant students with any of the interests listed above.
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