Talks

Presentations

Plenary speaker

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism’. ECREA Critical Interventions. Plenary talk at the biennial conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association. Lugano, Switzerland. 2 November 2018.

Keynote

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Social Media and Capitalism: Communication Between Domination and Emancipation’. Keynote at the Banja Luka College of Communications International Conference. Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 25 June 2016.

Invited talks

Allmer, Thomas. Book launch of the Czech translation of ‘Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification’. Centre of Global Studies, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. 18 November 2019.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Theorising and Analysing Academic Labour’. Invited talk at the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies Workshop ‘Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism’. University of Westminster, London, UK. 31 January 2018.

Allmer, Thomas. Invited talk in the panel ‘The New Panopticon: Surveillance and Organisation in Digital Capitalism’ at the Oxford Radical Forum. University of Oxford, UK. 3 March 2017.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Critical Theory, Social Media and Academic Labour’. Invited talk at the European Journal of Communication Symposium on Social Media. University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 27 May 2016.

Allmer, Thomas. Invited talk at the Union Debating Society debate ‘This House Would Abolish Private Schools’. University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK. 24 September 2015.

Conference and symposium talks

Allmer, Thomas. ‘The Expansion of Universities as New Imperialism in Higher Education’. Talk at the biennial conference of the European Sociological Association. Manchester, UK, 22 August 2019.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘”I am a single mum. I don’t feel like I can be as competitive as other people”: How Precariously Employed Staff Experience the Working Conditions at Universities’. Talk at the mid-term conference of the European Sociological Association Research Network 18 – Sociology of Communications and Media Research. University of Zagreb, Croatia. 7 September 2018.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Theorising Academic Labour’. Talk at the biennial conference of the European Sociological Association. Panteion University of Social and Political Science and Harokopio University, Athens, Greece, 30 August 2017.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Precarious, Always-On and Flexible: A Case Study of Academic Working Conditions’. Talk at the annual conference of the British Media, Communication & Cultural Studies Association. University of Leeds, UK. 12 January 2017.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Critical Theories of Power in Communicative Capitalism’. Talk at the mid-term conference of the European Sociological Association Research Network 18 – Sociology of Communications and Media Research. University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal. 9 September 2016.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Academic Labour, Digital Media and Marx’. Talk at the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. University of Leicester, UK. 30 July 2016.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Social Media, Power and Digital Activism’. Talk at the symposium of the Newcastle Critical Discourse Group. University of Newcastle, UK. 15 October 2015.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘New Media, Commodification and the Commons’. Talk at the ‘Capitalism, Culture and the Media’ conference at the School of Media and Communication. University of Leeds, UK. 8 September 2015.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Marx (Dis)Likes Facebook: Social Media Between Emancipation and Commodification’. Talk at the biennial conference of the European Sociological Association. Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic. 27 August 2015.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘(Dis)Like Facebook? Critical Perspectives on Digital and Social Media’. Talk at the management committee and working group meetings of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action ‘Dynamics of Virtual Work’. Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece. 8 October 2013.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Surveillance and Privacy on Social Media: Critical Perspectives and Empirical Findings’. Talk at the mid-term conference of the European Sociological Association Research Network 18 – Sociology of Communications and Media Research. University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain. 19 October 2012.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘A Critical Empirical Study of Surveillance and Privacy on Social Media’. Talk at the ICTs and Society conference. Uppsala University, Sweden. 2 May 2012.

Kreilinger, Verena, and Thomas Allmer. ‘Social Networking Sites in the Surveillance Society’. Project presentation at the conference of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action ‘Living in Surveillance Societies’. University of Iasi, Romania. 5 May 2011.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘A Critical Contribution to Theoretical Foundations of Privacy Studies’. Talk at the conference of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action ‘Living in Surveillance Societies’. University of Iasi, Romania. 3 May 2011.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational Capitalism’. Talk at the conference of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action ‘Living in Surveillance Societies’ in co-operation with the Surveillance Studies Network: ‘A Global Surveillance Society?’ City University London, UK. 14 April 2010.

Research seminar presentations

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Digital Media and Society’. Talk at the research seminar series of the Division of Communications, Media and Culture. University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. 15 March 2017.

Allmer, Thomas. ‘Social Justice, Critical Theory and Social Media’. Talk at the research seminar series of the Moray House School of Education. University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 3 February 2015.

Round table discussion

Allmer, Thomas. Talk at the panel ‘Whose Knowledge Counts? Rethinking Justice in Knowledge Production’. Round table discussion at the Innovative Learning Week. University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 13 February 2015.

Doctoral thesis defence

Allmer, Thomas. ‘(Dis)Like Facebook? Towards a Dialectical and Critical Theory of Digital and Social Media’. Doctoral thesis presentation at the University of Salzburg, Austria. 19 December 2013.