Armin Beverungen

Junior Director at the Digital Cultures Research Lab, Leuphana University

Armin Beverungen is currently Junior Director at the Digital Cultures Research Lab (DCRL). He studied organization studies and sociology in Lancaster and Cambridge, before completing his PhD on the reception of Marxism in the business school at the University of Leicester in 2010. From 2008 to 2011, he taught and researched as Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England in Bristol, before joining the Hybrid Publishing Lab at Leuphana University. He has published widely on the university, financialisation, business ethics, open access publishing and digital labour, amongst others things, and you can find most of his work available on academia.edu .

Armin is involved in a long-term project to engage media and organization theory. He has co-organized a number of sub-themes at the European Group for Organizational Studies annula colloquia and is one of the convenors of the Standing Working Group on Digital Technology, Media and Organiatzion (2018-2021) at EGOS. With Florian Sprenger, he is currently editing a themed issue of The Fibreculture Journal on computing the city , which results from a workshop in 2014 on the same topic and is forthcoming in early 2017. With Timon Beyes and Lisa Conrad he is editing a special issue on the journal Organization on the theme of 'Organizational Powers of Digital Media' (deadline for submissions 31st January 2018).

Armin has for many years been involved in open access publishing, and was a longstanding member (2007-2016) of the editorial collective of ephemera: theory & politics in organization . He also used to be a publisher at MayFly Books , an open access book publisher currently being relaunched. With colleagues at the Centre for Digital Cultures, he has set up the open access journal spheres: Journal for Digital Cultures , which launched in November 2014. He is also a series editor of the Digital Cultures book series established by the DCRL and published in association with Meson Press, which was launched in June 2015.

In spring 2017 Armin was a Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia.

Experience

  • –present
    Junior Director at the Digital Cultures Research Lab, Leuphana University