PhD Candidate, Anthropology, Binghamton University (SUNY)
Rae (they/them) is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY) with research interests at the intersection of digital labor, affect theory, knowledge production, and the far-right. Their dissertation focuses on the ecology of content moderation (the process of reviewing user-generated content) in the U.S. In particular, they focus on its effects on digital laborers' lived realities and the politics of speech in an era of far-right resurgence. Their previous work has looked at digital discourse and the far-right in the Philippines. Currently, they are working on projects that address issues of ethnographic research in the time of Covid-19. They are a part-time faculty member at Southern Connecticut State University's Sociology Department.
Outside of their academic work, they enjoy making sourdough, cycling, climbing, listening to music, playing video games, and reading memoirs.
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