Rina James

Ph.D. Student

Rina is a doctoral candidate in the School of Sociology. Their broad interests include culture, gender, and digital sociology, with particular focus in the growing area of male supremacy.

Their current work analyzes male supremacist narratives in online communities, examining how discourse on race and gender in the incel community fosters such attitudes despite narratives of victimization. They are also developing a dissertation project that explores ideological variation across the loose network of male supremacist blogs and forums known as the 'manosphere', and aims to identify how such variation influences both radicalization processes and the outcomes of men's participation in male supremacist spaces.