I used hegemonic and hybrid masculinities theories, Deleuzian theory, and interrogated a feminist ethics of care to learn about and critique the discourses of masculinity in online men’s rights communities on Reddit. My dissertation research seeks to question the socio-political impacts of masculinities discourses, the role that media communities and platforms have on individuals and social life, and the implications of these discourses and media landscapes on power and domination.
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Université du Québec à Montréal with the International Network on Technology, Work and Family (INTWAF). My research in this position seeks to understand manager relationships with surveillance software and its effects on workplace leadership, trust, and employee satisfaction. The first phase of this research is focused on managers who are also involved in a personal privacy-oriented online community, and so the ethical implications of using this technology are of particular interest in addition to the practical use information about employee surveillance.
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Network on Technology, Work, and Family, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
University of Waterloo, PhD, Faculty of Health
From #Gamergate to #Feminism: Gender & Leisure, In: Schneider, I.E. & Kivel, B.D. (Eds) Diversity & the Recreation Profession: Organizational Perspectives, 4 th Ed
Digital Research for Social Justice, In Johnson, C.W. & Parry, D.C. (Eds.) Fostering Social Justice through Qualitative Inquiry: A Methodological Guide, 2 nd Edition
Sex, Power, and Controlling Bodies: The Incels and Pickup Artists, In D.C. Parry & C.W. Johnson (Eds.) Promiscuous Perspectives: Sex and Leisure
“A Positive Identity for Men”? Pathways to far-right participation through /r/MensRights and /r/TheRedPill, In Devries, M., Bessant, J. & Watts, R. (Eds.), The Rise of the Far-Right: Technologies of Recruitment & Mobilization
‘What’s my score?’: The complexities of straight male Geo-Social Networking Application use, Leisure Studies
Sailing Away on the SS Academe: A Discussion of Current Graduate Student Experience in Leisure, SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education
“Entitled to everything responsible for nothing:” Gendered Discourses of Antifeminism, Biological Determinism, and Violence in Two Communities of Reddit’s Manosphere, AG About Gender - International Journal of Gender Studies
Are you sure you want to view this community? Exploring the ethics of Reddit’s quarantine practice, Journal of Digital Ethics
Volunteering as meaning-making in the transition to retirement, Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
Camper Self-Concept Promotes Environmental Awareness: A Relationship Mediated by Social Inclusion, ournal of Youth Development
How Expectations Do Not Equate with Practice: The Gendered Reality of the Female Resident Assistant, Journal of College & University Student Housing