I am a researcher based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where I am Assistant Professor in New Media at the University of Amsterdam. Between 2015-2018 I was a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology studying ‘Visual Cultures of Social Media’. My research explores social and digital media, from perspectives including popular culture, politics, news and journalism, irreverence, and fandom. My first book, Social Media and Everyday Politics, came out in April 2016.
You can find me on Twitter, and if you’d like to know more about my research, feel free to email me — t.j.highfield AT uva.nl or tim.highfield AT gmail.com. For postal correspondence: Tim Highfield, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands