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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.