Panel Event: Misogynist Incels and Male Supremacism

Our recent report, “Misogynist Incels and Male Supremacism” (published in collaboration with New America), assesses misogynist incel ideology, critiques common and potentially harmful misconceptions, and offers recommendations to more effectively address male supremacist violence.

On Thursday, March 18th at 4pm PT/7pm ET, report co-authors Megan Kelly, Alex DiBranco, and Julia DeCook will speak about their findings and recommendations on a panel with experts Sian Tomkinson and Tauel Harper, authors of “Confronting Incel: exploring possible policy responses to misogynistic violent extremism.”

The panel is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies.

Register here to join the webinar.

Meet the panelists:

Alex DiBranco is executive director of the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism. She has published research on misogynist incels, men’s rights activists, and other aspects of male supremacist ideology and violence. DiBranco is affiliated with the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies and a 2019-2020 Dangerous Speech Project Global Research Initiative Fellow.

Julia R. DeCook is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago. She earned her PhD in Media and Information Studies from Michigan State University. Her research asks what the role of platforms and infrastructure are in sustaining misogynist movements.

Sian Tomkinson completed her PhD in gender and games at the University of Western Australia. Her work focuses on using Deleuze and Guattarian concepts to examine the role that gender plays in cultures and communities. In particular, she is interested in how digital communities develop toxic characteristics.

Tauel Harper is a lecturer in Media and Communication at UWA. Tauel’s broad research area is technology and public communication, and his research includes work on communication technology, online radicalization, critical theory, education, democracy, and theories of play.

Megan Kelly is a PhD student at the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Basel. Her dissertation analyzes ‘red pill’ and ‘black pill’ narratives as radicalization narratives into male supremacism.

Read the full report by Megan Kelly, Alex DiBranco, and Julia DeCook before the event here.