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Ashley A. Mattheis

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University

Ashley A. Mattheis is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University and an affiliate of the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) at Swansea University. Her work brings together cultural studies, media studies, and rhetorical criticism, through the lens of feminist theory to explore the material effects of technology and cultural production and consumption online. Her areas of inquiry include the digital cultures of the ‘Momosphere,’ the Alt-Right, the ‘Manosphere,’ and #Tradwives with a goal of better understanding how gendered logics are used to promote racial hate, discrimination, and to promote violence. Her publications include: Atomwaffen Division and its Affiliates on Telegram: Variations, Practices, and Interconnections a report for the Resolve Network, “#TradCulture: Reproducing Whiteness and Neofascism through Gendered Discourse Online,” in the Routledge Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness,” “Shieldmaidens of Whiteness: (Alt)Maternalism and Women Recruiting for the Far/Alt-Right,” in the Journal for Deradicalization, and ‘The Greatness of Her Position’: Comparing Identitarian and Jihadi Discourses on Women, a report published by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


  • 2023–present
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Dublin City University
  • 2022–2023
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Swansea University
  • 2021–2022
    Visiting Instructor, UNC Chapel Hill
  • 2014–2021
    PhD Candidate, UNC Chapel Hill