I’m a Reader in Sociology at the University of York, UK. I write about culture, media, politics and society. Much of my work has explored how transformations in technology and media – such as social media, mobile devices and algorithms – have reshaped culture and society. For the last few years I’ve been focusing mainly upon questions around the politics of data and metrics.


I’m a co-editor at Theory, Culture & Society, where I co-edit the standard issues of the journal as well as being a member of the editorial board. I’m also on the editorial boards of the journals Information, Communication & Society, Cultural Sociology, and Big Data & Society.

Information about my books can be found here and my journal articles here. My writing has also appeared in a number of other places including Open Democracy, The GuardianThe Conversation, New Statesman, Big Issue NorthTimes Higher Education, Berfrois, Louder Than War  and others (a selection of these pieces can be found here).

This site provides information about my writing along with links to my work.

If you would like to contact me I’m on Twitter @davidgbeer or you can find my other contact details on my university pages.