Frenguelli, Non

Frenguelli,  Non
Start date:
October 2020
Research Topic:
Gender in the Online Far-Right
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Dr Lizz Pearson
Supervising school:
Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship
External Sponsor:
RUSI
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My project will explore how members of online far right communities express and relate to their gender identities, how they view the roles of gender in their social movement, and how they view gender and gender discourse in wider society. The project will map how the views on these matters differ across different segments of the online far right, such as where the views of traditional neo-Nazis may differ from those of the alt-right.

My project also aims to assess if far right social media networks are interconnected with more mainstream right wing institutions, and if so to what extent and with what figureheads and institutions.

My research hopes to shed light on how these regressive ideologies spread online through the traditional male voice and the more recent female voice with there being policy implications for governments and tech companies alike.