The App Studies Initiative is an international research project that aims to further our understanding of the political economy of apps, advance methodological innovation, and analyze app development, distribution, and usage in a globalized world.



Team members include Dr. Thomas Poell, Fernando van der Vlist, Dr. Esther Weltevrede, Dr. Johannes PaƟmann, Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz, Dr. Anne Helmond, and Dr. David Nieborg.


The project is based on a unique partner ship between the University of Amsterdam, the University of Toronto, and the University of Siegen.