Dr Aristea Fotopoulou

profile_photoI am a media theorist focusing on digital culture, emerging technologies and social change. I am Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications in the School of Media, University of Brighton, where I convene the MA Digital Media, Culture and Society.

My new book is entitled “Feminist activism and digital networks: between empowerment and vulnerability” (2017, Palgrave/MacMillan). I have written about information politics and big data, digital engagement, media literacy, digital networks and feminism, self-tracking and big data.

In June 2017, I was awarded the 2016/2017 Early Career Research & Enterprise Excellence Award for my research within 5 years of PhD graduation. I am the Chair of the Digital Culture and Communication Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), for which I have also served as Vice Chair (2014-2016) and as Early-career scholar representative (YECREA) (2012-2014). I am co-organising the DCC ECREA conference Digital Culture Meets Data: Critical Perspectives (November 2017, University of Brighton).

My research about wearable sensors and the Quantified Self were published recently in the online platform Open Democracy and in Health Sociology Review. I have also co-edited a special issue in digital media praxis for Ada: Journal of Gender, Technology and New Media, (Issue 5, June 2014).

For more info about my Talks, see a selected list here. For Publications, see here.