I am a lecturer in Marketing and a member of the Marketing and Corporate Research Brand Research Group. Prior to joining Brunel Business School, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Consumer Society Research of the University of Helsinki.
I received my PhD from Karlstad University in 2018. I also hold an MBS by research (Waterford Institute of Technology), an MA (University of Brighton) and a BSc (University of Athens).
My research explores digital cultures and new media technologies.My doctoral thesis focused on the datafication of everyday life through self-tracking technologies. My current research interests include consumer surveillance, automated-decision making, algorithmic biases and data-driven inequalities.
Newest selected publications
Charitsis, V., Yngfalk, AF. and Skålén, P. (2019) '‘Made to run’: Biopolitical marketing and the making of the self-quantified runner'. Marketing Theory, 19 (3). pp. 347 - 366. ISSN: 1470-5931 Open Access Link
Charitsis, V. (2019) 'Survival of the (Data) Fit: Self-Surveillance, Corporate Wellness, and the Platformization of Healthcare'. Surveillance & Society, 17 (1/2). pp. 139 - 144.
Charitsis, V., Zwick, D. and Bradshaw, A. (2018) 'Creating worlds that create audiences: Theorising personal data markets in the age of communicative capitalism'. TripleC, 16 (2). pp. 820 - 834. ISSN: 1726-670X Open Access Link
Charitsis, V. (2016) 'Prosuming (the) Self'. Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 16 (3). pp. 37 - 59. ISSN: 2052-1499 Open Access Link