Professor David Beer



  • MA, PhD (York)
  • BSc (Bradford)

David studied for a BSc in Sociology and Social Psychology at the University of Bradford between 1995 and 1998.

In 2001 he returned to university and studied for an MA in the Sociology of Contemporary Culture at York. He then stayed on at York to complete his PhD on the digitalisation of music culture between 2002 and 2006.

After a year working as ESRC 'translational' Research Fellow on the e-Society programme he took up a post as Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme for Communication at York St John University.

In the Autumn of  2008 he returned to the University of York as Lecturer in Sociology. In October 2011 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer and in October 2015 he became Reader. He teaches predominantly in the areas of the culture, media and social theory.

David is a co-editor at Theory, Culture & Society.

You can find out more about his work at his website



For information about Dave's research you can visit his website


Selected publications

You can find an up-to-date list of his publications along with links and other information about his work at his website

Dave Beer

Contact details

Prof. David Beer
Department of Sociology
University of York
Wentworth College
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 323049