Sebastian Sevignani

Sebastian Sevignani studied media and communication, philosophy, and theology at the University of Salzburg. He obtained a master’s degree in communication studies in 2009. From 2007 until 2010, he worked at the University of Salzburg’s Department of Communication Studies as scholar in the Media Economics Research Group. He has started working on his doctoral thesis, which focuses on the problem of privacy in (knowledge-based) capitalism.

At the University of Salzburg, Sebastian has taught courses on “media economics” (summer term 2009), “ideology and the media”, “media concentration” (winter term 2009/10), “culture industry”, “critical theory, education, media and the student movement” (summer term 2010).

Sebastian is member of the Unified Theory of Information Research Group (UTI) and of the working group “Public Policy and the Regulation of Surveillance” of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action “Living in Surveillance Societies (COST Action IS0807)”. He is member of the editorial team of tripleC: Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.

Research interests:

:: (critique of) political economy of (new) media
Frankfurt School theory
critical social theory
:: critical media and communication studies
:: dialectical philosophy
:: epistemology
:: the influence of emotions on social change
:: surveillance