Centre for Gender Studies

Gender and Hate in the Online Sphere

This two-day workshop will explore the themes of gender and hate in the online context, enabling academics and experts to share and discuss related research.


Thursday 2 and Friday 3 November 2017


Sussex Humanities Lab, Silverstone Building, University of Sussex 

Hosted by

The Centre for Gender Studies, in collaboration with the:

Please note that spaces for this event are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Thursday 2 November 2017

Welcome and introduction

  • Dr Hannah Mason-Bish (Director of Gender Studies, University of Sussex)
  • María Rún Bjarnadóttir (Doctoral Student, University of Sussex)

Ignoring Gender

  • Absence of Gender from hate speech
    Dr Hannah Mason-Bish (Director of Gender Studies, University of Sussex)
  • What's gender got to do with it? Online misogyny in a legal context
    María Rún Bjarnadóttir (Doctoral Student, University of Sussex)

Tea and coffee break

Women in the Online Sphere

  • Professor Rachel Thompson (Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies, University of Sussex)
    Andrea Bushell (Nottingham Women's Centre)
  • Reclaiming the internet: identifying and analysing hateful speech online
    Josh Smith (Researcher, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media)
  • Hate speech in online commenting sections of media companies
    Lumi Zuleta (Danish Institute for Human Rights)

Networking and wine

To include dinner in Brighton. Please note, there is no funding for this element of the programme. If you would like to attend at your own expense, please email María Rún Bjarnadóttir.

Friday 3 November 2017

Tea and coffee


  • Examining the impacts of anti-LGBT cyberhate
    Dr Mark Walters (University of Sussex)
  • Lad Banter and online misogyny
    Greta Squire (University of Brighton)

Workshop discussions

Summary from workshop discussions