Research themes

Games

Investigating the sociological, cultural and experiential features of digital gameplay and online communities.

Economies

Examining the political and economic implications of platform technologies and cultures on cultural production and consumption, work, employment and society.

Politics

Studying the role of the internet and social media in national and international politics, with a focus on political communication, digital militarism, and digital diplomacy.

Environment

Looking into ways in which digital technologies can both support and harm environmental sustainability and developing new toolkits to reduce the impact.

Methods

Developing innovative ways to undertake social, cultural and political research on the internet and online technologies and platforms.