Michael Daubs

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Programme Director School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies


Teaching in 2019

Research interests

Digital media and culture; media convergence and remediation; mobile and ubiquitous media; social and interactive media; user-generated media; visual culture and media aesthetics; political economy of media


BA IndianaMS IndianaPhD Western Ontario

Current research projects

My current research projects involve:

  • The mediatisation of activist groups such as Occupy Wall Street, and how activist familiarity with digital media tools impacts the formation, organization, and actions of those groups.
  • The use of mobile technologies by migrants and refugees.
  • HTML5, digital rights management (DRM) and the corporatisation of the Web.

Areas of supervision

  • Digital media and culture
  • Mobile and ubiquitous media
  • User-generated and social media
  • Digital, immaterial and affective labour
  • Political economy of media
  • Visual culture and media aesthetics

Recent publications

  • Daubs, Michael. "Integration Durch Diversifikation: Die Mediatisierung Sozialer Bewegungen Vom "Kampf Von Seattle“ Bis Occupy." In Zwischen Integration und Diversifikation: Medien und gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt im digitalen Zeitalter, edited by Olaf Jandura, Manuel Wendelin, Marian Adolf and Jeffrey Wimmer. Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS, 2016 (in press).
  • Daubs, Michael S., and Vincent Manzerolle. "App-Centric Mobile Media and Commoditization: Implications for the Future of the Open Web." Mobile Media and Communication 4, no. 1 (2015): 52-68.
  • Daubs, Michael S. “The Social News Network: The Appropriation of Community Labour in CNN’s iReport.” The Political Economy of Communication 3, no. 2 (2015): 55-73.
  • Daubs, Michael S. “Hindsight in 2020?: New Zealand's ‘Wait and See’ Approach to Mobile Broadband Regulation.” Media International Australia 151 (May 2014): 171-79.


Teaching in 2019