I am an associate professor in the Communication Studies department at SUNY Oswego, and the director of the Institute for Global Engagement. I am also on the Board of Directors of Humanities New York, a National Endowment for the Humanities affiliate.
My research interests include critical internet studies, network theory and science, philosophy of technology, sociology of communication, and political economy of digital media.
My new book, co-authored with Nick Couldry, is The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating it for Capitalism. It is forthcoming from Stanford University Press in August 2019. My previous book, Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World (2013), was published by University of Minnesota Press. Find out more.
- Upcoming talks at: New York University (Sep 4 link; Sep 12), The New School for Social Research (Sep 5 link), Rutgers (Sep 16 link), Temple University (Sep 17), Harvard University (Sep 19 link), Universidad Iberoamericana (Nov 4 Mexico City, Nov 7 Puebla), Tecnologico de Monterrey (Nov 4 Mexico City).
- Al Jazeera documentary: “All Hail the Algorithm: The Power & Popularity of Big Tech.” Nick Couldry and I were interviewed for this 15 minute documentary, episode 2 in the series. July 10, 2019.
- The article Nick Couldry and I published in the journal Television and New Media: “Data Colonialism: Rethinking Big Data’s Relation to the Contemporary Subject” is now the most popular piece ever published by the journal, and is in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
|Couldry, N. and Mejias, U. (2019). The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating it for Capitalism. Stanford University Press.|
|Couldry, N. & Mejias, U. (2019). Making data colonialism liveable: how might data’s social order be regulated? Internet Policy Review, 8(2). DOI: 10.14763/2019.2.1411||link|
|Couldry, N. and Mejias, U. (forthcoming Dec 2019). Consumption as Production: Data and the Reproduction of Capitalist Relations. In F. Wherry and I. Woodward (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Consumption. Oxford University Press.|
|Couldry, N. and Mejias, U. (2018). Data Colonialism: Rethinking Big Data’s Relation to the Contemporary Subject. Television & New Media, 20 (4).||link|
|Mejias, U. and Vokuev, N. (2017). Disinformation and the Media: The case of Russia and Ukraine. Media, Culture and Society (SAGE Journals).||link|
|Mejias, U. (2013). Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World. University of Minnesota Press.||link|
|Mejias, U. (2012). Liberation Technology and the Arab Spring: From Utopia to Atopia and Beyond. Fibreculture, Special Issue on Networked Utopias and Speculative Futures. http://twenty.fibreculturejournal.org/2012/06/20/fcj-147-liberation-technology-and-the-arab-spring-from-utopia-to-atopia-and-beyond/||link|
|Clark, P., Mejias, U., Cavana, P., Herson, D., and Strong, S. M. (2011). Interactive Social Media and the Art of Telling Stories: Strategies for Social Justice Through Osw3go.net 2010: Racism on Campus. In B. Beyerbach and R. D. Davis (eds.) Activist Art in Social Justice Pedagogy. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.|
|Mejias, U. (2011). How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings. In T. Scholz (ed.) Learning Through Digital Media: Essays on Technology and Pedagogy. Institute for Distributed Creativity. http://tinyurl.com/3mjfmwd||link|
|Mejias, U. (2011). Towards a Critique of Digital Networks for Learning. Progressive Librarian, 34/35, 46-49.||link|
|Mejias, U. (2011). The Twitter Revolution Must Die. International Journal of Learning and Media, (2) 4. http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/full/10.1162/ijlm_a_00060|
|Mejias, U. (2010). Peerless: The Ethics of P2P Network Disassembly. 4th Inclusiva.net Meeting: P2P Networks and Processes, Madrid, 6-10 July 2009, pp. 56-66, Madrid: Medialab Prado & Área de las Artes del Ayuntamiento de Madrid. (Spanish and English)||link|
|Mejias, U. (2010). The Limits of Networks as Models for Organizing the Social. New Media & Society, (12) 4, 603-617.|
|Mejias, U. (2010). “Playbor” on the Internet. Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, (37) 4 (January/February 2010), p. 2.|
|Mejias, U. (2005). Re–approaching Nearness: Online Communication and its Place in Praxis. First Monday, (10) 3. http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1213/1133||link|
|Mejias, U. (2001). Sustainable Communicational Realities in the Age of Virtuality. Critical Studies in Media Communication, (18) 2, 211-228.|
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