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Postdoctoral Fellow in International Network on Technology, Work, and Family, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

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.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow in International Network on Technology, Work, and Family, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Education

  • 2022 
    University of Waterloo, PhD, Faculty of Health

Publications

  • 2022
    From #Gamergate to #Feminism: Gender & Leisure, In: Schneider, I.E. & Kivel, B.D. (Eds) Diversity & the Recreation Profession: Organizational Perspectives, 4 th Ed
  • 2022
    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
  • 2021
    Sex, Power, and Controlling Bodies: The Incels and Pickup Artists, In D.C. Parry & C.W. Johnson (Eds.) Promiscuous Perspectives: Sex and Leisure
  • 2021
    “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
  • 2021
    ‘What’s my score?’: The complexities of straight male Geo-Social Networking Application use, Leisure Studies
  • 2021
    Sailing Away on the SS Academe: A Discussion of Current Graduate Student Experience in Leisure, SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education
  • 2021
    “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
  • 2020
    Are you sure you want to view this community? Exploring the ethics of Reddit’s quarantine practice, Journal of Digital Ethics
  • 2019
    Volunteering as meaning-making in the transition to retirement, Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
  • 2018
    Camper Self-Concept Promotes Environmental Awareness: A Relationship Mediated by Social Inclusion, ournal of Youth Development
  • 2015
    How Expectations Do Not Equate with Practice: The Gendered Reality of the Female Resident Assistant, Journal of College & University Student Housing
  • 2012
    Pervasive patriarchal leadership ideology in seasonal residential summer camp staff, Leadersip

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed Grant
    Role:
    Lecturer
    Funding Source:
    University of Waterloo
  • 2017
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canadian Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC CGS-D)
    Role:
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada