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.

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Selected Publications

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: 10.14763/2019.2.1411link
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
book cover Mejias, U. (2013). Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World. University of Minnesota Press. link
fibrecultureMejias, 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
activist-artClark, 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.
learningdigitalmediaMejias, 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
progressivelibrarianMejias, U. (2011). Towards a Critique of Digital Networks for Learning. Progressive Librarian, 34/35, 46-49.link
ijlmMejias, 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
p2pcover-engMejias, 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
newmediaandsocietyMejias, U. (2010). The Limits of Networks as Models for Organizing the Social. New Media & Society, (12) 4, 603-617.
afterimageMejias, U. (2010). “Playbor” on the Internet. Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, (37) 4 (January/February 2010), p. 2.
firstmondayMejias, 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/1213/1133link
Critical-Studies-in-Media-CommunicationMejias, U. (2001). Sustainable Communicational Realities in the Age of Virtuality. Critical Studies in Media Communication, (18) 2, 211-228.

 

Contact Info

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