Rae Jereza, PHD
Rae (they/them) is 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.
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 from a decolonial perspective.
Outside of their academic work, they are an organizer for the PSL and enjoy rock climbing, biking, reading memoirs, hanging out with their cats, and RPGs.
You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org