Rae Jereza, PHD

Rae (they/them) is a queer, non-binary, Filipino-American anthropologist. They are currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Informatics at New Jersey Institute of Technology. They obtained their PhD in Anthropology from Binghamton University (SUNY) with a dissertation that focused on Facebook moderators' labor conditions and what content moderation might tell us about the politics of speech in the digital economy and moment of far-right "resurgence." Their previous work has examined digital discourse and the far-right in the Philippines.

Their current research projects investigate:

1) Commercial content moderation as a potential site of overlap between the political "mainstream" and "extreme" right.

2) How race, gender, and class shape content moderators' experiences and decision making processes.

3) The ethics of studying far-right actors using an ethnographic approach and from an anti-colonial perspective.

They co-host The Reboot by Tech For the People, a podcast that discusses contemporary tech from a working class, leftist, and human-centric perspective. They are also an organizer for the PSL.

Outside of organizing and academic work, they enjoy rock climbing, cycling, playing video games, and hanging out with their cats.

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You can reach them at raejereza@protonmail.com

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