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Research interests

  • Digital detox / resisting digital culture
  • The sharing economy
  • Online communities
  • Work in the digital economy
  • The internet in everyday life
  • Digital romance
  • Belonging, cosmopolitanism and identity
  • Digital food cultures

Biographical details

Zeena Feldman’s research investigates intersections between communication, technology and everyday life. Her work is motivated by questions around how digital technologies interface with traditionally analogue concepts – for instance, work, subjectivity, romance, conflict, self-care, cooking and eating. Her work has also traced the birth and evolution of the contemporary ‘sharing economy’. Previously, she proposed the key concepts passion-based social networking sites and templatisation – two theoretical frameworks aimed at locating the power and limits of social media participation.


Zeena’s work has appeared in Information, Communication & Society; TripleC; Cultural Policy, Criticism & Management Research; OpenDemocracy, and on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Her edited collection, Art & The Politics of Visibility (IB Tauris) was published in 2017 and she is currently working on a monograph, Belonging in a Social Networking Age. She also leads the Quitting Social Media project.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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