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Dr Adam Fish

Senior Lecturer

Adam Fish

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 592699

Research overview

Adam Fish is cultural anthropologist, video producer, and senior lecturer in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University. 

He employs ethnographic and creative methods to investigate how media technology and political power interconnect. Using theories from political economy and new materialism, he examines digital industries and digital activists. 

His book Technoliberalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) describes his ethnographic research on the politics of internet video in Hollywood and Silicon Valley. The book After the Internet (Polity, 2017) recounts his work on the politics of hacktivism and information infrastructures in Iceland.

He is presently working on a book about hacker subjectivity, criminalization, and rehabilitation called Hackers States and a book and experimental video called System Earth Cable about atmospheric and undersea information infrastructures in the North Atlantic. This project deploys drones to map the undersea fibre optical cable system as seen here at Landeyjasandur, Iceland.

Before joining academia, he was a federal and tribal archaeologist for ten years working to preserve the cultural heritage of Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. 

PhD supervision

I am happy to collaborate with students with any of the following research interests: cultural anthropology, digital culture, internet, television, journalism, social media, convergence, media industries, media activism, indigenous media, media policy, social justice movements, digital money, democracy, start-up culture, culture industries, critical theory, neoliberalism, ethnographic methods, experimental field methods, the public sphere, and video and television production.

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