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Dr Zoetanya Sujon

Profession
Programme Director, Communications and Media
College
London College of Communication
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Person Type
Staff
Zoetanya  Sujon

Biography

Dr Zoetanya Sujon is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director in Communications and Media at London College of Communication.

Zoetanya is a passionate educator and researcher, bringing her enthusiasm for knowledge and a learner-oriented style to the classroom, bridging practical exercises with complex theory and problem-solving skills.

Originally trained as a sociologist, Zoetanya draws from an interdisciplinary lens to teach and think through in-depth case studies, applied exercises and conceptual experiments.

Zoetanya’s research interests broadly address the relationships between “new” or emerging technologies and social life, particularly as related to social change, political and social life and social theory.

Currently, these interests are based around four themes: social media, technologies and platform politics; the intersections between dataveillance, privacy and sharing culture; innovation and emerging technologies; and the impact of digital media on changing skill sets and digital literacies.

Zoetanya’s recent work examines social technologies from many perspectives including:

  • Dataveillance, surveillance and social technologies
  • Social credit systems, fintech and transformation of money
  • Dominant social media, ‘big tech’, and platformization
  • Digital futures and emerging media (e.g. virtual technologies)
  • Social media, sharing culture and shifting privacies
  • A 5 year study on the meaning of Facebook for young adults (2013-2017)
  • Digital literacies and future
  • On-going engagement with both established and innovative digital research methods and tools.

Zoetanya’s first book, 'The Social Media Age: Power and Participation in a Connected World', takes up these questions examining the impact of social platforms across political economic and cultural spheres (Sage, 2021).

Before joining LCC in 2018, Zoetanya completed her PhD in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she was also an LSE Fellow, lecturer, and research officer for the LSE Media Policy Project (2004-20010).

Following this, Zoetanya was a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Regent’s University London (2010-2018) and she has also developed, taught and examined many courses at Carleton University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Goldsmiths University, and Birkbeck, University of London.

Zoetanya is keen to supervise PhD students interested in any aspect of social media, social technologies, surveillance and emerging media practices.

Related area

View the BA (Hons) Advertising course page.

View the BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures course page.

View the BA (Hons) Media Communications course page.

View the BA (Hons) Public Relations course page.

View the MA Advertising course page.

View the MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice course page.

View the MA Public Relations course page.

Links

A full list of Zoetanys’s recent publications can be found at UAL Research Online.

Twitter: @jetsumgerl

Blog: sujonz.wordpress.com