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dr. T.J. (Tim) Highfield

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur

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  • Profile

    Dr Tim Highfield is Assistant Professor in New Media, in the Department of Media Studies. He was previously Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology, where he also obtained his PhD (2011). He is the author of Social Media and Everyday Politics (Polity, 2016), and co-author of the in-progress Instagram: Visual social media cultures (with Dr Tama Leaver and Dr Crystal Abidin; Polity). More information about his research can be found at, and he is @timhighfield on Twitter.

  • Publications


    • Highfield, T. (2018). Emoji hashtags // hashtag emoji: Of platforms, visual affect, and discursive flexibility. First Monday, 23(9). DOI: 10.5210/fm.v23i9.9398 [details]
    • Croeser, S., & Highfield, T. (2018). Blended Data: Critiquing and Complementing Social Media Datasets, Big and Small. In J. Hunsinger, L. Klastrup, & M. M. Allen (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Internet Research Dordrecht: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-024-1202-4_15-1 [details]
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