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About Alberto Micali

Alberto Micali is an Associate Lecturer in College of Arts, where he teaches media and cultural theory. Prior to his appointment at the University of Lincoln, he worked as media officer and web communication manager in Italy, developing a critical interest on the relationships between media theory and practice. Alberto’s main research interest is the politics of digital media and network dissent. In particular, his research focuses on the social and political implications of hacking, digital activism and non-representational theories of media and mediation. Alberto’s research transversally moves between media theory, critical posthumanism and political philosophy, intersecting in the ‘ecosophical’ work of Félix Guattari, with the study of hacktivism. Alberto’s PhD thesis ‘Hacktivism and the Heterogeneity of Resistance in Digital Cultures’, written in the field of media and cultural studies, analyses the micro-political dimensions of the contemporary forms of digital media interventionism, offering a non-representational investigation of hacktivism. Drawing particularly on Guattarian ‘machinism’, it combines media ecological and archaeological approaches to originate a cartographic analysis of the media resistances of ‘Anonymous’.

Department Responsibilities

Alberto is currently part of the teaching staff of the module ‘Society, Aesthetics and Digital Media’ (undergraduate, level 2), running the seminars of the module and supporting as well post-graduate teaching.

Subject Specialism

Media Theory; Digital Cultures; Critical Posthumanism;


  • PhD, Media and Cultural Studies — University of Lincoln, 2016
  • MA, Multimedia and Mass Communication — Università degli Studi di Torino, 2012
  • BA, Political Sciences — Università degli Studi di Messina, 2009


  • Best Paper Award — University of Coventry,

Research Interests

  • critical posthumanism

  • Cultural Theory

  • Digital Cultures

  • Hacking

  • Hacktivism

  • media archaeologies

  • media ecologies

  • Media Theory

  • network cultures

  • non-representational theory

  • political philosophy

Research in the Lincoln Repository