Tom Redshaw

Lecturer in Digital Society, University of Salford

  • Programme Leader for upcoming MSc Digital Society
  • Digital Society conferences at Salford
  • Member of Connected Lives research group
  • HEA Fellow
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  • Twitter: @tom_redshaw

Academic Publications

Other publications

PhD Thesis

  • ‘Of Bitcoins and Blockchains: The Social Construction of Crypto-Currencies’ – University of Manchester (2018)

Conference Papers & Public Talks

  • ‘Digital Utopias and Capitalist Ideologies’ – The 21st Conference of the Utopian Studies Society Europe (2020)
  • ‘Blockchain Technology: Constructing a Progressive Framework for Development’ –  The 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Manchester (2019)
  • ‘Blockchains and Utopias: Constructing Progressive Frameworks for Development’ – The 20th Conference of the Utopian Studies Society Europe, Monash University Prato Centre (2019)
  • ‘Activism, Slacktivism, or Hacktivism?’ Tech for Good Live, Federation House, Manchester (2019)
  • ‘A Critical Theory of Bitcoin’ – The Internet, Policy, and Politics Conference, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. (2016)
  • ‘Radical Technologies and Cultures of Knowledge: The Case of Bitcoin’ – International Society for Information Studies Summit, Vienna University of Technology. (2015)


  • British Sociological Association
  • BSA Digital Sociology study group
  • Utopian Studies Society
  • Movements at Manchester research group

Previous Teaching

  • University Teacher in Sociology, Loughborough University
  • Lecturer in Sociology, St Mary’s University
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Manchester

Digital Society Conferences at Salford

  • Deviant Pleasure Markets & Digital Technologies: Drugs, Sex, Money (14/2/2020)
  • Reclaiming the ‘Social’ in Digital Society: Forms of Organising Society in and through the Digital (7/6/2019)

Previous Digital Society conferences:

  • Digital Activism (11/11/2016)
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