Michael Daubs

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


Teaching in 2020

Research interests

Mobile and ubiquitous media, media and social movements, fake news, media and white extremism, white nationalism in the network society, social media, interactive media, visual culture, media aesthetics, political-economy of media, digital media and culture, media convergence and remediation, mediatisation


BA IndianaMS IndianaPhD Western Ontario

Current research projects

My current research projects involve:

  • White nationalism and extremism in the network society
  • Fake news, disinformation, and freedom of the press
  • Community media and decolonisation of media

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, M. S. (2019). From Misinformation to Modern Lügenpresse: The Redefinition of Fake News. In E. Kużelewska, G. Terzis, D. Trottier, & D. Kloza (Eds.), Disinformation and Digital Media as a Challenge for Democracy (forthcoming). Cambridge: Intersentia.
  • Daubs, M. S., & Manzerolle, V. R. (Eds.). (2017). Mobile and Ubiquitous Media: Critical and International Perspectives. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Daubs, M. S., & Wimmer, J. (2017). Forgetting History: Mediated Reflections on Occupy Wall Street. Media and Communication, 5(3), 49-58.
  • Daubs, M. S. (2017). Integration durch Diversifikation: die Mediatisierung sozialer Bewegungen vom ‘Kampf von Seattle’ bis Occupy. In O. Jandura, M. Wendelin, M. Adolf, & J. Wimmer (Eds.), Zwischen Integration und Diversifikation. Medien und gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt im digitalen Zeitalter (pp. 121-138). Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS.
  • Daubs, M.S., & Kuehn, K. (2016). The Holy Trail: Rethinking ‘Value’ in Google’s Ubiquitous Mapping Project. MediaNZ, 16(1).
  • Daubs, M. S., & Manzerolle, V. (2015). App-centric Mobile Media and Commoditization: Implications for the Future of the Open Web. Mobile Media and Communication, 4(1), 52-68.
  • Daubs, M. S. (2015). The Social News Network: The Appropriation of Community Labour in CNN's iReport. The Political Economy of Communication, 3(2), 55-73.


Teaching in 2020