Virtual Panel Discussion – Gender, Intersectionality and Digital Hate

Tuesday 24 May 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm GMT, online (UK)


This panel discussion will debate how speaking publicly about social justice exposes us to cultures of digital hate, and what intersectional feminist activism can do to tackle such cultures. Given that the risks of visibility are unevenly distributed in ways that exacerbate harm to already marginalised groups, we explore whether visibility exposes academics to the kinds of online misogyny, racism, ableism and transphobia that characterise cultures of online hate. It will consider how digital hate circulates as an attempt to silence particular voices in public and academic debate and the problems of online visibility given the blurring of the personal and professional.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Jen Slater, Reader in Queer Disability Studies and Education, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Dr Charlotte Jones, Research Fellow with interests in gender, sexuality, disability and health, University of Exeter
  • Dr Brooklyne Gipson, Assistant Professor, Communication, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaig

Hosted by Dr Hannah Yelin, Oxford Brookes University and Dr Laura Clancy, Lancaster University.

This event is part of the Sociological Review Seminar Series and has been funded by the Sociological Review Foundation.


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