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Professor and Director, Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster

Christian Fuchs is Professor at, and the Director of, the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster. He co-edits the journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique.
His fields of expertise are social theory, critical theory, critical digital and social media research, Internet & society, the political economy of media and communications,information society theory.
He has played a leading role in research projects about contemporary society, digital media & society funded by the European Union (FP7, Horizon 2020) and the Austrian Science Fund FWF.

He is the author of numerous publications in these fields, including the books:
"Communication and Capitalism: A Critical Theory" (University of Westminster Press 2020)
"Marxism: Karl Marx’s Fifteen Key Concepts for Cultural and Communication Studies (Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies)" (Routledge 2020)
"Nationalism on the Internet: Critical Theory and Ideology in the Age of Social Media and Fake News" (Routledge 2020)
"Rereading Marx in the Age of Digital Capitalism" (Pluto 2019)
"Digital Demagogue: Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter" (Pluto 2018)
"Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet" (University of Westminster Press 2016)
"Reading Marx in the Information Age: A Media and Communication Studies Perspective on Capital Volume 1" (Routledge 2016)
"Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media" (Routledge 2015)
"Digital labour and Karl Marx" (Routledge 2014)
"Social media: A critical introduction" (Sage 2014, 2nd edition 2017)
"OccupyMedia! The Occupy movement and social media in crisis capitalism" (Zero Books 2014)
“Foundations of critical media and information studies” (Routledge 2011)
“Internet and society. Social theory in the information age” (Routledge 2008)

Fuchs' books have been translated into Chinese, English, German, and Turkish.

He has co-edited the following books:
"Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Capitalism, Labour and Politics in the Age of Big Data" (University of Westminster Press 2019)
"Marx and the political economy of the media" (Brill 2016)
"Marx in the age of digital capitalism" (Brill 2016)
"Reconsidering value and labour in the digital age" (Palgrave Macmillan 2015)
"Critique, social media and the information society" (Routledge 2014)
"Social media, politics and the state" (Routledge 2014)
“Internet and surveillance. The challenges of web 2.0 and social media” (Routledge 2012)


  • –present
    Professor of Social Media, University of Westminster