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University of Lincoln
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United Kingdom

About Thomas Sutherland

Thomas is a Lecturer in Media Studies in the Lincoln School of Film & Media. He has previously worked as a sessional lecturer and tutor at The University of Melbourne (wherefrom he also received his PhD) and Swinburne University of Technology, both in Australia, and was a research fellow at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany. Thomas’ research is focused primarily on three areas: analysing concepts of mediation, representation, communicability, and time in contemporary European philosophy; the longue durée of media history, especially the ways in which our apperception of time and space has been transformed through media technologies; and political normativity in media theory, with a particular focus upon notions of speed, productivity, and futurity.

Department Responsibilities

Thomas teaches on a number of modules as part of the Media Studies programme, and other programmes in the Lincoln School of Film and Media, specializing in the history and philosophy of media and communication, as well as critical and cultural theory more broadly. He is also a personal tutor for the Media Studies programme, and an undergraduate dissertation supervisor.

Subject Specialism

continental philosophy; media archaeology; media ecology; critical theory


  • PhD Media and Communications — The University of Melbourne, 2015
  • BA (Hons, First Class) Political Science/Media and Communications — The University of Melbourne, 2011


  • Paragraph Essay Prize — Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory,
  • Junior Research Fellowship — Internationale Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar,
  • Australian Postgraduate Award — The University of Melbourne,

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Research in the Lincoln Repository

Module Responsibilities

  • Coordinator - MDS1001M Media Reading Group 1 — 2017 to Present
  • Coordinator - MDS1002M Media Reading Group 2 — 2018 to Present
  • Coordinator (w/ Dr Paolo Ruffino) - MDS1003M New Directions in Media Studies — 2017 to Present
  • Coordinator - MDS2006M Media Archaeologies — 2018 to Present
  • Coordinator - MED9035M Cultural Analysis — 2017 to Present
  • Lecturer - MDS1007M Introduction to Digital Cultures — 2017 to Present
  • Lecturer - MDS1008M Media Theorizes Itself — 2017 to Present
  • Seminar tutor - MED1254M Mediation and Representation 1 — 2016 to Present
  • Seminar tutor - MED1255M Mediation and Representation 2 — 2016 to Present
  • Seminar tutor - MED2028M Media Research: Methods and Proposal Design — 2017 to Present
  • Seminar tutor - MED9028M Media Ecologies 1 — 2016 to Present
  • Lecturer and seminar tutor - FTV3007M Film and Television Under Pressure — 2016 to Present
  • Dissertation supervisor - MED3006M Independent Study — 2016 to Present
  • Seminar tutor - MED9029M Media Ecologies 2 — 2017 to 2017

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