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 published on digital capitalism, the 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 has been 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, 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.