David Nieborg

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Assistant Professor
Media Studies


David B. Nieborg is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC) with a graduate appointment at the Faculty of Information (iSchool). He holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam and was affiliated as a postdoctoral research fellow with MIT, the University of Amsterdam, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. David published widely on the political economy of the game industry, the military-entertainment complex, platform companies, and games journalism. His work has been funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and has been published in academic outlets such as New Media & Society, Social Media + Society, the European Journal for Cultural Studies, and Fibreculture Journal. Next to a career in newspaper journalism and co-founding an award-winning game company, his research and writing is regularly featured in various Dutch TV and radio-shows, newspapers and magazines. Currently he is closely working together with scholars in Canada, Germany, the US, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong on a research project titled App Studies that connects app economics, app advertising, app imperialism, and methodological innovation.