The Leeds Postgraduate Research Group (L@L PGR) is delighted to announce that Dr Claire Hardaker will be visiting from Lancaster University to give a one-hour presentation at the group’s final seminar of the semester on Thursday 12th December 5.30pm-6.30pm (note the later start time than usual). The talk will take place in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI) Seminar Room 1. We would like to invite all postgraduates and staff to attend.
The title of Claire’s talk is ‘Wolves on the Web: aggression, deception, and manipulation in computer-mediated communication‘ and the abstract can be found here.
Claire is a forensic corpus linguist who specialises in online aggression, deception, and manipulation. Her research focuses specifically on trolling, but also examines behaviours such as flaming, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and so forth. In recent years, behaviours such as trolling have hit the mainstream media, and Claire and her research have featured on Panorama, Newsnight, This Morning, Sky News, BBC News, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 News and ITN News, as well as in the Times, Telegraph, Observer, Guardian, Independent, Metro, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, TIME Magazine, and Rolling Stone Magazine. The issue of trolling, and Claire’s work, have both been discussed around the world, in media from countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Claire is currently principle investigator on a £200k ESRC project investigating Twitter death and rape threats. She is also a consultant expert for Disney’s £3m anti-cyberbullying campaign and working with undercover police to investigate online grooming and manipulation practices.
The seminar will take place between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Thursday December 12th, in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), Seminar Room 1. The LHRI buildings are 29-31 Clarendon Place, or Number 25 on the University’s campus map http://bit.ly/TYxVWP).
We look forward to seeing everyone there.
The L@L PGR Organisers.