Dr Joanne Smith

Postgraduate Researcher

Qualifications: BA (hons) Human Sciences - Oxford University, MSc Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Research - University of Surrey

Phone: Work: 01483 68 6977
Room no: 19 AD 03

Further information

Research Interests

Online misogyny - the experiences of recipients and bystanders to the online sexual harassment of feminists

This research is an exploration of the online misogyny experienced by feminist women online. It will examine the lived experiences of those women who have received misogynistic threats or abuse, and those women who have seen this online but have not received the harassment themselves. Surprisingly, despite extensive news and social media interest in this phenomenon, there has been little academic interest. Using focus groups and interviews (conducted online) this work aims to create a picture of the experiences of those directly affected by online misogyny, told in their voices. This study also seeks to examine online misogyny in the context of academic discussions around hate crime. 

Other research interests include feminist ethics and methods, ethical online research, and feminist theory.


Supervisors: Professor Jon Garland and Dr. Laura Harvey

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