James Allen-Robertson

Lecturer in Media and Communication at University of Essex

I like digital disruptions.

My previous work focused on the history of digital media piracy and its role in the development of digital media market today.

Currently I'm enthralled by 3D Printing, remix culture and the impact of software on everyday life.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Media and Communication, University of Essex
  • 2012–2013
    Founding Manager of the Cambridge-INET Institute, University of Cambridge


  • 2011 
    University of York, PhD Sociology
  • 2008 
    University of York, MA in Social Research
  • 2007 
    University of York, BA Sociology


  • 2013
    Digital Culture Industry: A History of Digital Distribution, Palgrave MacMillan
  • 2010
    Mobile Ideas: Tracking a Concept through Time and Space, Mobilities

Contact James for

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