Paško Bilić


Paško Bilić
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Curriculum vitae:

Job title: Senior research associate

Paško Bilić holds a PhD in sociology (2013) from the University of Zagreb. He was an International Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Westminster (London, UK), a short-term visiting researcher at the University of Bremen (Bremen, Germany) and Bilgi University (Istanbul, Turkey), and a Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). His research interests evolved from studying collaborative online cultures to political and economic issues of platforms and digital monopolies. He is the editor of double special issue of Critical Sociology (with Thomas Allmer) titled Critical Sociology of Media and Communication (SAGE, 2024), author of (with Toni Prug and Mislav Žitko) The Political Economy of Digital Monopolies (Bristol University Press, 2021), and Sociology of Media (Jesenski i Turk, 2020 – in Croatian). He is also editor (with Jaka Primorac and Bjarki Valtysson) of the Technologies of Labour and the Politics of Contradiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). His work has been published in Critical Sociology, Internet Histories, Javnost – The Public, Political Economy of Communication, tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, New Media & Society, European Journal of Communication, and Big Data & Society. He was invited to speak at universities and research institutes in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Turkey and Slovenia. He is vice-coordinator of the European Sociological Association’s (ESA) Research Network 18: Sociology of Media and Communications Research and principal investigator of the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ) research project Digital Data, Infrastructures and Development (2024-2027). At the Institute for Development and International Relations he is chair of the Centre for Sociology of Media and Digital Society (CEMEDIG).

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