Race, Gender, and Toxicity Online

University of Texas at Austin

"Race, Gender, and Toxicity Online" was a two-day research workshop held at the University of Texas at Austin, April 25-26, 2019. The workshop convened social scientists and humanities scholars whose work explores the intersection of race, gender, and the digital public sphere to cover topics related to toxicity, incivility, representation, and harassment online.

The workshop included an opening plenary roundtable with Catherine Knight Steele (University of Maryland), Lisa Nakamura (University of Michigan), and Zizi Papacharissi (University of Illinois, Chicago).

You may find the original call for proposals here.

Talia Jomini Stroud
Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism
Director, Center for Media Engagement
University of Texas at Austin

Gina Masullo Chen
Assistant Professor of Journalism
Assistant Director, Center for Media Engagement
University of Texas at Austin

Participants & Papers

Andre Brock, “Weak Tie Racism”

Brooke Foucault Welles, “Visions of Black Feminism: #FastTailedGirls #YouOkaySis #SayHerName”

Brooklyne Gipson, “Bitches Be Like: Misogynoir in Black Digital Spaces"

Tien-Tien Jong, “#AsianAugust, Appropriation, and White Supremacy”

Kate Kenski, “Gender and Incivility Perceptions: How Gender of Commenter and Interpreter Shape Evaluations of Online Conversations"

 Kolina Koltai, “The Vaccine-Opposed Movement Online: Representation of Alternative Scientific Beliefs”

Ashley Muddiman, “Holding Women Politicians to a Higher Standard? Effects of Uncivil Twitter Attacks on Candidate Support”

 Stephanie Ortiz, “Racial, Gendered, and Political Targets: Trolling as Identity-Based Harassment"

Menaka Philips, “We are Legion: New Digital Social Movements and the Challenges of Democratic Organizing”

Lawrence Pintak, “Islamophobia in the 2018 Mid-Term Election: A Multi-Platform Study of Anti-Muslim Trolls”

Sarah Sobieraj, “Shadows on the Keyboard: Attacks against Women Online and Democratic Discourse” 

 Emily Sydnor, “Uncivil Boundaries: The effects of online civility contests on perceptions of protest movements”

Martin Riedl, “The Troll Always Wins: #MeToo, Victim Blaming, and Public vs Private in Online Sexual Harassment”

Roopa Vasudevan, “Milk, Menstruation, and ‘Men Are Trash’: Online Community Standards and the Silencing of Female Violence”

Kelsey Whipple, “Between You, Me, and the World: Exploring Intimacy, Vulnerability, and the Social Capital in the #MeToo Movement”

Sherri Williams, “Stream of Sadness: Young Black Women’s Trauma, Police Brutality, and Social Media”