Dr John Postill's research has taken him across several continents as he investigates the relationship between media and social change in different cultural, political and technological contexts.
His particular areas of interest include digital and media ethnography, digital activism, social change movements, protest and the use of civic urban spaces with recent work looking at the rise of social movements in Spain following the Arab Spring, some of which evolved into the Occupy Movement. He has also spent considerable time undertaking research in Malaysia, which was the focus of his PhD from University College London.
He has a strong publishing and supervision record, has regularly appeared in the media and incorporates many new web platforms into his research.
Dr Postill was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship in 2012 and joined the School of Media and Communications.