Feminist sociologist seeks feminist bloggers

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Dr. Jessie Daniels, a sociology professor at Hunter College, is looking for bloggers who consider themselves feminists (any sort) to participate in an interview-based research study. (Please click here if you are interested!) Her book, White Lies (Routledge 1997) is a well known investigation of the intersections of race, class and gender in white supremacist groups. Her new book, Cyber Racism (Rowman & Littlefield 2009) continues that investigation as such groups move their interactions to the internet.

I met Dr. Daniels when we were on a panel together at the Eastern Sociological Society meetings this past spring. She was presenting an excellent critical analysis of race and gender on sites like the Holla Back NYC blog I think her work is fabulous and I hope that some of you will help her in this new project. She also discussed Racism Review, the blog she maintains with Joe Feagin.

An overview of her feminist blogger project, in her own words, below the fold

The emergence of digital media, and particularly blogs, represents a crucial new force for civic participation that holds the potential to destabilize old hierarchies. Bloggers who identify as “feminists,” however they define that term, are part of the new social media landscape that, until now, have been overlooked by academic researchers. While there has been a good deal written about this social phenomenon in the mainstream press, there is very little in the current scholarly literature that specifically addresses this activism on the part of feminist bloggers.

I know there are a lot of feminist bloggers who read this site, so if you're out there and you're interested in helping advance scholarship on feminism in new media please visit this link to take a short screening survey (literally, like, 5 minutes at most).