Speakers

Ashley Mattheis

Ashley Mattheis

Guest Lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Doctoral Fellow, Center for Analysis of the Radical Right

Dr. Ashley A. Mattheis is currently a guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds fellowships with the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right and the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism. Her work brings together cultural studies, media studies, and rhetorical criticism, through the lens of feminist theory to explore gendered digital cultures such as the Alt-Right, the ‘Manosphere,’ and #Tradwives with a goal of better understanding how gendered logics are used to promote racial hate and discrimination. She is the author of “Shieldmaidens of Whiteness: (Alt)Maternalism and Women Recruiting for the Far / Alt-Right,” in the Journal of Deradicalization, “Disrupting the Digital Divide: Extremism’s Integration of Offline/Online Practice,” in Interventionen, and “#TradCulture: Reproducing Whiteness and Neo-Fascism Through Gendered Discourse Online,” a forthcoming chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.