I’m a Professor of 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. Alongside this I also work on the history and future of social thought.


I’m managing editor of the journal Theory, Culture & Society. 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 Independent, The Guardian, New Statesman, Big Issue North, 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.