About me

Thomas AllmerI am a social scientist, based at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. My publications include Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational Capitalism with Peter Lang in 2012 and Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification with Routledge in 2015. My forthcoming book, Academic Labour in Times of Precarisation and Digitalisation, will be published with Routledge in 2022.

 

NEWS: YOU CAN FIND ME AT THE FOLLOWING EVENT(S)

‘Sociological Knowledges for Alternative Futures’. Biennial conference of the European Sociological Association (online). 31 August – 3 September 2021, https://www.europeansociology.org/esa-conference-2021-in-barcelona

‘Eigentum, Medien, Öffentlichkeit’. Tagung des Netzwerks Kritische Kommunikationswissenschaft. Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. 18 – 20 November 2021, https://krikowi.net/wien – POSTPONED TO 2022

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Critical social theory
  • Political economy of media, information and communication
  • Sociology of technology
  • Digital labour and capitalism
  • Digital media and society
  • Privacy and surveillance studies
  • Universities and academic labour

Last update: July 2021