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Professor of Sociology, University of York

Professor of Sociology at the University of York, UK. His most recent book, written with Benjamin Jacobsen, is Social Media and the Automatic Production of Memory. His previous books include The Quirks of Digital Culture, Georg Simmel's Concluding Thoughts, The Data Gaze, Metric Power, Punk Sociology, Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation and New Media: The Key Concepts (with Nicholas Gane). He also the editor of the book The Social Power of Algorithms.


  • –present
    Professor of Sociology, University of York


  • 2006 
    University of York, PhD in Sociology