Tim Highfield

I am a researcher based in 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; my next book, co-authored with Tama Leaver and Crystal Abidin, is on Instagram and will be published later in 2019.

I am currently Secretary for the Visual Communication Studies division of the International Communication Association.


You can find me on Twitter, or email me via t.j.highfield AT uva.nl or tim.highfield AT gmail.com

Postal correspondence: Tim Highfield, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands