Academics Under Attack in the Age of Social Media

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM
Room: Studio 4, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Reuben Rose-Redwood, Farhana Sultana
Chairs: Reuben Rose-Redwood


In the current political climate, academics have increasingly come under attack on social media and in other venues for conducting research on topics ranging from climate science to postcolonial studies. The aim of this panel session is to critically examine the hostile attacks that scholars have experienced in recent years as well as explore strategies for cultivating solidarity in challenging hate speech, doxing, and personal harassment targeted at scholars in the age of social media.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Reuben Rose-Redwood University of Victoria 5
Panelist James Thatcher University of Washington - Tacoma 19
Panelist Carrie Mott Rutgers University 19
Discussant Altha Cravey University Of North Carolina 19
Discussant Salvatore Engel-DiMauro SUNY New Paltz 19
Discussant Farhana Sultana Syracuse University 19

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