Position: Senior Research Associate
Job title: 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), short-term visiting researcher at the University of Bremen (Bremen, Germany) and Bilgi University (Istanbul, Turkey), and 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 published on topics such as digital capitalism, political economy of digital news, internet culture, media theory and media regulation. He is the author of (with Toni Prug and Mislav Žitko) The Political Economy of Digital Monopolies: Contradictions and Alternatives to Data Commodification (Bristol University Press, 2021), Sociology of Media: Routines, Technology, and Power (Jesenski i Turk, 2020 – in Croatian), as well as editor (with Jaka Primorac and Bjarki Valtysson) of the Technologies of Labour and the Politics of Contradiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). His work is published in journals such as Internet Histories, Javnost – The Public, Political Economy of Communication, tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, New Media & Society, European Journal of Communication, Big Data & Society, and Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture. He was invited speaker at universities and research institutes in the UK (London, Stirling), Germany (Flensburg), Denmark (Copenhagen), Sweden (Stockholm), Turkey (Istanbul) and Slovenia (Ljubljana, Piran). Occasionally, he teaches at the Faculty of Law (2014. – 2017.) and the Faculty of Political Science (2020. – 2021.) at the University of Zagreb. He is vice-coordinator of the European Sociological Association’s (ESA) Research Network 18: Sociology of Media and Communications Research and a member of the Council of the Croatian Sociological Association (HSD). Currently, he is involved in different roles in projects studying media literacy (funded by the European Social Fund), media pluralism (funded by the European Commission), platforms and audio-visual industries (funded by Erasmus+), and social resilience during and after the pandemic (funded by the Croatian Science Foundation).