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Thomas Poell

  • Assistant Professor of New Media
  • Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
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Research interests

social media; activism; alternative journalism;

About

Thomas Poell is Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the Department of Media Studies (Faculty of Humanities) at the University of Amsterdam. He studied political science, sociology, history, and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam (NL), The New School for Social Research (US), and Columbia University (US). In 2007 he defended his PhD-dissertation on the democratization and centralization of the Dutch state during the revolutionary period around 1800. From 2005 until 2009, he worked as a lecturer-researcher of New Media and Digital Culture at Utrecht University. Currently, he is among other things publishing on social media as platforms of alternative journalism, as well as on the relationship between these media and the larger media landscape. Moreover, he is working on Twitter as a multilingual space, and related questions of representation.

Co-authors (13)

  • Jooske Visbeen
  • Samina Luthfa
  • Esther Hammelburg
  • surendra sahare
  • Tom Glaisyer
  • almila akdag

Publications (5)

  • Facebook polls as proto-democratic instruments in the Egyptian revolution: The ‘We Are All Khaled Said’ Facebook page

    • Abdulla R
    • Poell T
    • Rieder B
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  • Governing online platforms: From contested to cooperative responsibility

    • Helberger N
    • Pierson J
    • Poell T
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  • Protest leadership in the age of social media

    • Poell T
    • Abdulla R
    • Rieder B
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  • Rearticulating Audience Engagement

    • Hallvard M
    • Poell T
    • Van Dijck J
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  • Will the real Weibo please stand up? Chinese online contention and actor-network theory

    • Poell T
    • de Kloet J
    • Zeng G
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor of New Media

Media Studies, University of Amsterdam

August 2009 - Present