Ashley Mattheis

Ashley A. Mattheis is a doctoral candidate in communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctoral fellow at the Center for Analysis of the Radical Right. Her research brings together cultural and media studies, feminist theory and rhetoric to analyze the material effects of cultural production and consumption. Her current projects explore ways that online platforms are used to promote and mainstream extremist ideologies and divisive practices, particularly through discourses predicated on gendered logics. She is the author of “Shieldmaidens of Whiteness: (Alt)Maternalism and Women Recruiting for the Far/Alt-Right,” in the Journal for Deradicalization (2018).


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