Christian Fuchs is board member of the Unified Theory of Information Research Group, Austria, and editor of tripleC (cognition, communication, co-operation): Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. He is Professor of Social Media at the University of Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute and the Centre for Social Media Research.
He studied computer science at the Vienna University of Technology in the years 1994-2000 and completed his PhD in 2002 at the Vienna University of Technology. In 2000-2006, he was lecturer for information society studies at the Institute of Design and Technology Assessment of the Vienna University of Technology. He was a research associate at the same department in the years 2002-2004. At the University of Salzburg, he was assistant professor in the years 2005-2007 and associate professor from 2008-2010 in the field of ICTs and society.
His main research fields are: social theory, critical theory, political economy of media, information, technology; information society studies, ICTs and society.
He is author of many academic publications, including the books “Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age” (New York: Routledge 2008) and “Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies” (New York: Routledge, 2011). Together with Kees Boersma, Anders Albrechtslund, and Marisol Sandoval, he edits the collected volume “The Internet & Surveillance” (New York: Routledge, 2011).
He is co-ordinator of the research project “Social Networking Sites in the Surveillance Society” (2010-2013), which is funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF.