Tom is a Lecturer in Humanities in the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities. Prior to this he has been a Senior Research Associate for CREATe, the RCUK funded Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, contributing to Work Packages at UEA and the University of Edinburgh. Tom studied at UEA, achieving his BA and MA before completing his AHRC-funded PhD thesis (‘Fandom and Beyond: Online Community, Culture, and Kevin Smith Fandom’) in 2013.

Tom’s current research interests include online fandom, audience and reception studies, and the cultural, economic, and political concerns of the UK videogames industry. 

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