David Beer is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York, UK. He works in the areas of culture, media, social theory and digital methods. His publications include Punk Sociology (2014), Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation (2013) and New Media: The Key Concepts (2008, with Nicholas Gane).
Sunil Manghani is Reader in Critical and Cultural Theory at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton (UK). He studied Anthropology and Communication Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, in the early 1990s, and later completed a Masters and Ph.D in Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Image Studies: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2013); Image Critique & the Fall of the Berlin Wall (Intellect, 2008); editor of the four-volume anthology Images: Critical and Primary Sources (Bloomsbury, 2013); and co-editor of Images: A Reader (Sage, 2006), an anthology of writings on the image from Plato to the present.
Simon Dawes has worked for Theory, Culture & Society and Body & Society since 2008. His research revolves around issues of media theory, history and regulation. He’s particularly interested in theoretical and methodological debates on citizenship, consumption, neoliberalism, privacy, press freedom, public opinion and the public sphere, as well as discourse analysis and the work of Michel Foucault.