Gender, Race and Globally Networked White Supremacy

June 29, 2021, 11:00 – 13:00 BST

The event will be held at the Moore Auditorium at Royal Holloway Egham campus, and also on Teams.

Abstract

The 2010s saw a rise in violence inspired by globally networked advocates of white supremacist ideology. These assailants, almost all men, almost always white, find common cause with others through the social media platforms like Facebook or YouTube, as well as on more obscure platforms, such as Gab. Although misogyny and misogynoir are key elements of this ideology, there are white women and some men of colour who champion the cause of white supremacy. How can we make sense of all this? How have tech and media helped fuel this? What can we do about it now? In this engaging talk, Jessie Daniels draws on 25 years of research to explore these questions and point us toward a new understanding of globally networked white supremacy.

Bio

Jessie Daniels, PhD is an internationally recognized expert in Internet manifestations of gender and racism. She is the author of 6 books, including White Lies (Routledge, 1997) and Cyber Racism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), along with dozens of scholarly articles. Her latest book, Nice White Ladies (Oct. 12/Seal Press), has been described as an ‘important book’ for the current moment of racial reckoning. Forbes named her ‘one of 20 inspiring women to follow on twitter’. You can find her there as @Jessie NYC. She is a professor of sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Centre, CUNY in New York City. And she is also affiliated at the Harvard Berkman Klein Centre (Faculty Associate) and the Oxford Internet Institute (Research Associate).

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Labour in China’s Digital Economy

June 22, 2021, 11:00 – 13:00

We invite you to join us in this live webinar on ‘Labour in China’s Digital Economy’. The programme includes presentations and discussions on the following topics:

11.00 – 11.05 INTRODUCTION

11.05 – 11.45 PART I: DISABLED WORKERS IN CHINA’S DATA LABELLING INDUSTRY

  • Enabled Technology and Disabled Workers (15m)
    HUANG Dan, PhD student, Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong
    Chris Smith, School of Business Management, RHUL

  • Disposable or Disabled Workers? (15m)
    XIA Bingqing, School of Communication, East China Normal University
    WU Tongyu, Department of Sociology, Zhejiang University

  • Commentaries and Discussion (10m)

11.45-12.25 PART II: COMMODIFICATION OF FREEDOM AND DEATH IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

  • How Do Gig workers Perceive Freedom? (15m)
    ZHOU Yang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong
    WANG Ziyan, PhD graduate, Dept of Media and Communications, LSE

  • The Dead Labour of Post Life (15m)
    ZHANG Gehao, Faculty of Humanities and Art, Macau University of Science and Technology

  • Commentaries and Discussion (10m)

12.25 – 13.00 PART III: Open Discussion

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