Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Media Studies, Lancaster University

Adam Fish is cultural anthropologist, video producer, and senior lecturer in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University.

He employs ethnographic and creative methods to investigate how media technology and political power interconnect. Using theories from political economy and new materialism, he examines digital industries and digital activists.
His book Technoliberalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) describes his ethnographic research on the politics of internet video in Hollywood and Silicon Valley. His co-authored book After the Internet (Polity, 2017) reimagines the internet from the perspective of grassroots activists and citizens on the margins of political and economic power.

He is presently working on a book about hacktivist prosecution called Hacker States and a book and experimental video called System Earth Cable about "elemental media"--atmospheric and undersea information infrastructures in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Iceland, and Indonesia.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Sociology and Media Studies, Lancaster University

Education

  • 2013 
    University of California, Los Angeles, PhD Cultural Anthropology