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October 18, 2023

Digital Humanities Professor Publishes Book on Online Far-Right Discourse

Emily Edwards

Earlier this month, the German academic publisher De Gruyter released Digital Islamophobia: Tracking a Far-Right Crisis, by Emily Lynell Edwards, an assistant professor of digital humanities and educational technologist at St. Francis College.

Digital Islamophobia details how far-right discourse is increasingly being transnationalized among American, German, Indian and Nigerian digital networks. By tracking and tracing the contours of these far-right digital communities on X (formerly known as Twitter) and analyzing the content of their conversations, the book provides policymakers, researchers and scholars with a potential roadmap to stop them.

According to the author, “Digital Islamophobia reveals how far-right politics transcend national borders in our increasingly interconnected, digital world and emphasizes the necessity of embracing a data-driven humanities approach to study and stop the spread of far-right extremist movements.”

Emily Lynell Edwards’s research focuses on the intersection of digital media, technologies and platforms, as well as far-right politics, race and gender in global contexts. She is a general editor at Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), and her work has appeared in journals such as New Media & Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and Glocalism.

Digital Islamophobia

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