Heidrun Herzogenrath-Amelung

Senior Lecturer

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Harrow Campus Northwick Park HA1 3TP
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Dr Heidi Herzogenrath-Amelung joined CAMRI in 2013 and is currently Senior Lecturer in Media & Communication. She gained her PhD on Martin Heidegger’s philosophy of technology and digital surveillance from University of Leeds in 2015. Previously she also gained an MA in Communication Studies from the University of Leeds, as well as a BA in Media Studies and English from the University of Regensburg, Germany.

Heidi's research focuses on critical approaches to media & communication technologies, more specifically she is interested in questions of surveillance and governmental & corporate use of citizens’ data. Her work is grounded in medium theory, Critical Theory and philosophy of technology. Heidi is the course leader of the BA in Digital Media & Communication, and teaches on a variety of BA and MA modules in media & communications theory. Her work has been published in the journals Triple C: Communication, Capitalism & Critique and Media, Culture & Society.

Heidi leads the BA modules ‘Critical Orientations to Knowledge’, ‘Story, Sound, Image & Text’, ‘Social Media in Theory & Practice’ and the MA module ‘Theories of Communication’. Previously Heidi has taught at the University of Leeds' Institute of Communication Studies.

Research interests

Critical Theory, ICTs, medium theory, surveillance, philosophy of technology Group Coordinator of IC ICTs: Research Group on ICTs, Surveillance & Society.

2016

The New Instantaneity: How Social Media are Helping us Privilege the (Politically) Correct over the True (2016)
Herzogenrath-Amelung, H. 2016. The New Instantaneity: How Social Media are Helping us Privilege the (Politically) Correct over the True. Media, Culture & Society. 38 (7), pp. 1080-1089.
Book Review: The Truth of the Technological World: Essays on the Genealogy of Presence (2016)
Herzogenrath-Amelung, H. 2016. Book Review: The Truth of the Technological World: Essays on the Genealogy of Presence. Media, Culture & Society. 38 (1), pp. 129-135.

2013

Ideology, critique and surveillance (2013)
Herzogenrath-Amelung, H. 2013. Ideology, critique and surveillance. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. 11 (2), pp. 521-534.

2015

Reversing the order: towards a philosophically informed debate on ICT for transport (2015)
Herzogenrath-Amelung, H., Troullinou, P. and Thomopoulos, N. 2015. Reversing the order: towards a philosophically informed debate on ICT for transport. in: Thomopoulos, N., Givoni, M. and Rietveld, P. (ed.) ICT for Transport: Opportunities and Threats Cheltenham Edward Elgar. pp. 205-225

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