Dr Emma A. Jane (previously known as Emma Tom) is Senior Lecturer in Media, Journalism and Communications with the School of the Arts and Media at UNSW. In 2012, she completed her PhD on cheerleading, fetish and hate with UNSW’s Journalism and Media Research Centre. Her current research interests include cyberhate, online misogyny, and power flows in new media environments. Emma is also an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Her commentary and journalism appear regularly in the media both in Australia and elsewhere, and she makes regular appearances on Australian television and radio. She is the author of seven books including a novel, Deadset, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Asia and the South Pacific for Best First Novel in 1997. Her most recent book, Modern Conspiracy – The Importance of Being Paranoid, is co-authored with Chris Fleming and will be published by Bloomsbury in August 2014.