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Dr Andrew Kirton BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Lecturer in Sociology Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


    Digital Culture and Society

    Andrew's core research interests are in digital culture and society. In particular, he has provided critical accounts of the conflict and debate surrounding the free online circulation and sharing of music and other content. He is more broadly interested in cultures of digital 'sharing', and the digital surveillance and management of citizens as consumers and publics as markets. This work sees him drawing on political economy, critical theory, cultural theory and the approach of critical discourse analysis in order to engage with broad questions regarding the dynamics of contemporary capitalist social arrangements.

    Research Supervision:
    Andrew is interested in supervising research in the area of digital culture and society.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Research Methods and Knowledge Exchange: Developing applied research skills through collaboration in extra-academic contexts


    January 2013 - July 2013