Adam Fish is a cultural anthropologist. He uses ethnographic methods to investigate how media technology and political power interconnect, and digital industries—such as social media firms--that exercise their powers of persuasion and digital activists who challenge those powers—such as hacktivists.
His documentaries--on issues as varied as the lives of refugees from Bhutan and hacktivists in Britain--have been screened internationally on television networks and in film festivals. He is co-author of the book, After the Internet (Polity) 2016 and his scholarship on the politics of internet video is resulting in the 2016 book, Technoliberalism (Palgrave Macmillan). Before joining academia, Fish was a federal and tribal archaeologist for ten years working to preserve the cultural heritage of Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.