Senior research fellow, RMIT University

Ramon Lobato is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne. A scholar of contemporary media and cultural industries, Ramon's research focuses on distribution networks and how they structure access, discovery and audience experience.

His books include Shadow Economies of Cinema (BFI 2012), The Informal Media Economy (Polity 2015, with J Thomas), and Geoblocking and Global Video Culture (INC 2016, with J Meese). His latest monograph, Netflix Nations: The Geography of Digital Distribution, will be published this year by NYU Press.

Ramon is a member of the editorial collective for Media Industries journal.


  • –present
    Research fellow, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology