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Mathias Klang

Mathias Klang


Faculty Memorial Hall, Room 438


Social Media
Twitter: @klangable


LLM University of Strathclyde (Scotland)
PhD University of Göteborg (Sweden)

Biography and Research Interests

Dr Mathias Klang is fascinated by the ways in which emerging media impacts all aspects of society, in particular how our use of digital technology changes the ways in which our individual and civil rights (mainly speech, privacy, identity) are both expanded and limited by technology. His current research has two broad areas: The first area explores acts of digital activism in a wider context of civil disobedience, and the second looks at the ways in which our devices intentionally and unintentionally monitor and control our behavior.

Selected Publications

Klang, M. & Madison, N. (2016) The Domestication of Online Activism, First Monday, Volume 21, Number 6 - 6 June 2016.

Klang, M. (2014). “The Rise and Fall of Freedom of Online Expression” in Brownsword, R. & Duewell, M. (eds) Cambridge Handbook on Human Dignity, Cambridge University Press.

Klang, M & Nolin, J. (2012). “Tolerance is Law: Remixing Homage Parodying Plagiarism”, Scripted, vol 9, Issue 2.

Klang, M. (2006). Disruptive Technology: Effects of Technology Regulation on Democracy, University of Göteborg.

Klang, M. & Murray, A. (eds.) (2005). Human Rights in the Digital Age. Cavendish Publishing, London.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Digital Technology and Emerging Technology
Digital Cultures