Thomas Poell is Associate Professor of New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. He is principal investigator of the Research Priority Area on Global Digital Cultures at the UvA, vice-director of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS), and part of the core team Audiovisual Data and Media Studies of the national infrastructural project CLARIAH (NWO). His research is focused on digital platforms and the transformation of public
communication around the globe. He has published on social media and popular protest in Canada, Egypt, Tunisia, India, and China, as well as on the role of these media in the development of new forms of journalism. Poell is co-author of The Platform Society with José van Dijck and Martijn de Waal (Oxford University Press, 2018) and of the forthcoming Platforms and Cultural Production (Polity, 2021) with David Nieborg and Brooke Erin Duffy. Furthermore, he co-edited The Sage Handbook of Social Media (Sage, 2018), Social Media Materialities and Protest (Routledge, 2018), and Global Cultures of Contestation (Palgrave/McMillan, 2017).