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Digital Cultures and Economies Research Hub

About the hub

The Digital Cultures and Economies Research Hub explores digital media and communications in contemporary cultures and economies.

Our current research investigates 4 key themes:

  • Digital technologies and platforms and their use in contemporary societies; their implications for both existing and emergent creative and social practices, and forms of sociality and selfhood.
  • Digital media and transnational identities; media, mobility and migration; practices of marginalisation and their intersection with digital economies and cultural practices.
  • Emergent digital economies; the role of culture and communication in shaping new digital economies and economic imaginaries.
  • Political economies and governance of digital communications, platforms and services.

Aims and activities

    • We foster and support research on digital cultures and economies by researchers at all stages of their research development.
    • We organise regular hub meetings and public-facing events, including the Communications and Media Annual Lecture.
    • We seek to build collaborative relationships with related research hubs in the UK, Europe and internationally.
    • We invite interest from applicants interested in studying for an MPhil or PhD whose research interests connect with those of the hub.


Upcoming events

Past events

Research Season 2022 | Seminar

As part of UAL Research Season 2022, the Digital Cultures and Economies Research Hub discuss digital transformation and the public good.

Communications and Media Annual Lecture 2020: Lana Swartz

Book Launch: Mediating the Refugee Crisis | Sara Marino

Group members

The Digital Cultures and Economies Research Hub is co-led by Dr Rebecca Bramall, Dr Sara Marino and Dr Zoetanya Sujon.

Members include Dr Maitrayee Basu, Dr Berfin Emre Cetin, Dr Thomas Giakoglou, Prof Jonathan Hardy, Dr Chiara Minestrelli, Dr Raluca Moise, Gareth Thompson, and Dr Sevil Yesiloglu. The hub welcomes new members.

Research Shorts

Zoetanya Sujon

Dr. Zoetanya Sujon is researcher and senior lecturer in Communications and Media. She talks about data rights, privacy and surveillance and her experience as a researcher at LCC.

Rebecca Bramall

Rebecca Bramall, a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, speaks about the ways in which our ideas around taxation and tax avoidance are formed.