…and then the world


Hello! I am a researcher based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and previously based in Brisbane, Australia. My research generally explores social 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. As of February 2018 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‘.


I travel a lot and try and get to various media/communication/internet studies conferences – I can usually be found at the Association of Internet Researchers conferences, for instance – and I am always happy to chat (about anything, really), to talk about research and collaborations and also general silliness. You can also find me on Twitter. If you’d like to know more about my research, you can peruse my publications and presentations, or just fire through an email — 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

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