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Grant Bollmer

Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, The University of Queensland

Grant Bollmer is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Queensland. He has previously taught at North Carolina State University, the University of Sydney, and Massey University.

He is the author or coauthor of five books: 'Inhuman Networks: Social Media and the Archaeology of Connection' (Bloomsbury, 2016), 'Theorizing Digital Cultures' (SAGE, 2018), 'Materialist Media Theory: An Introduction' (Bloomsbury, 2019), 'The Affect Lab: The History and Limits of Measuring Emotion' (Minnesota, 2023) and, with Katherine Guinness, 'The Influencer Factory: A Marxist Theory of Corporate Personhood on YouTube' (Stanford, 2024).

Among other awards, Grant has been the recipient of a grant from the US National Endowment for the Humanities, a residency at the Media Archaeology Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, a fellowship from the e-flux Foundation, and was a contributor to an issue of the magazine esse: Arts + Opinions on “Empathy,” which received an honorable mention for “Best Editorial Package” from the Canadian National Magazine Awards/Les Prix du Magazine Canadien.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer of Digital Media, University of Queensland


  • 2011 
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD, Media and Cultural Studies