author ofSocial Media and the UK Riots: "Twitter Mobs", "Blackberry Mobs" and the Structural Violence of Neoliberalism
Since October 2010: Chair professor in media and communication studies, Uppsala University
April 2008-September 2010: Privatdozent (associate professor) at the University of Salzburg
February 2008: Habilitation at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Salzburg with a work on ?Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age? (Routledge 2008)
October 2005-April 2008: Assistant Professor for Internet & Society at the ICT&S Center: Advanced Studies and Research in Information and Communication Technologies & Society, University of Salzburg
Research Interests: social theory, critical theory, critique of the political economy of media, communication, information, technology, culture; Internet & society, information society studies, media & society, ICTs & society.