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Ashley A. Mattheis holds a PhD from the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research brings together Cultural and Media Studies, feminist theory, and rhetoric. Her research interests include online misogyny in the Manosphere and gendered recruitment narratives for the Alt-Right. Her dissertation analyzes how motherhood discourses and mothering practices are used socially, and by women themselves, to divide women along multiple vectors of identity.
February 2019 - May 2019
- Awarded a Strategic Partnership grant to present collaborative research with ICSR Senior Fellow Charlie Winter at the ICSR. https://icsr.info/2019/05/15/the-greatness-of-her-position-comparing-identitarian-and-jihadi-discourses-on-women/
August 2018 - May 2019
- Principal Investigator
- Design, plan, and implement a program for graduate students (postdocs and junior faculty as well) on how to engage in sponsored research in the humanities. See: www.beyondthebook.web.unc.edu
February 2018 - June 2020
- Support UNC postdocs with finding funding, research planning and development, interview planning, and run funding programs (NIH K Awards, Funding Basics, Finding Funding)
This handbook offers a unique decolonial take on the field of Critical Whiteness Studies by re-historicising and re-spatialising the study of bodies and identities in the world system of coloniality. Situating the critical study of whiteness as a core intellectual pillar in a broadly-based project for racial and social justice, the volume understa...
The ethics of online research and researcher safety online are emergent concerns articulated by researchers with increasing frequency. As such, approaches to these problematics tend to take researcher-focused frames. However, relatively little attention has been given to the ways in which institutions are responsible for ensuring the safety and eth...
This entry addresses the current state of gendered hate online focusing on the linkages between a broad‐ranging and loosely grouped collection of masculinist online “communities” known colloquially as the manosphere and the alt‐right. Of particular concern are links between these groups and increasing gendered violence along with the movement of ge...
Invited article for the Violence Prevention Network (Berlin, Germany) Practitioner Journal: Interventionen. Publication also available through VPN: https://violence-prevention-network.de/ueber-uns/publikationen/interventionen-zeitschrift-fuer-verantwortungspaedagogik/
This poster outlines my theoretical development of motherhood as a cultural infrastructure. I define cultural infrastructures as sets of culturally organized pathways, rhetorics, and mechanisms embedded in socio-culturally ‘established’ roles such as ‘mother.’ Like other infrastructures, these cultural pathways, rhetorics, and mechanisms establish...
In this report, we explore this phenomenon, assessing similarities in how identitarian and jihadi extremists delineate what it is to be a woman in their respective in‑groups. We do this by cross‑examining two texts published by two disparate manifestations of political extremism (in terms of both ideology and praxis): one a speech by Lana Lokteff g...
In this paper, I outline the narrative frameworks that Far/Alt-Right women use to negotiate their place within extremist ideologies. My analysis focuses on videos made by Lana Lokteff, who has been called the most prominent woman in the Alt-Right. Lokteff produces propaganda spanning the European and US contexts through her marriage and media partn...