Phillip Kalantzis-Cope

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope is Chief Social Scientist at Common Ground Research Networks. In this role, he works with local host committees, journal editors and advisory boards to craft themes, select speakers, and lead the overall program and strategic development of Common Ground Research Networks. He is an active member of the American Association of Publishers, currently serving on the Committee for Digital Innovation, and is the Co-Founder of He serves on the Board of the Modern Greek Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Phillip completed his PhD (Politics) The New School for Social Research in New York City. A published author, his research areas include: the political economies of 'big-data'; the nature of immaterial labor within digital networks; and the conceptual boundaries of the 'material' and 'immaterial' as a politics of intellectual property within critical social theory. He currently holds the position of University Fellow, Facility of Business, Law and Education at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia. Phillip is also an internationally exhibited, and published, photographer.