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Specializations

  • Online Harassment
  • Ethics of Information and Technology
  • Social Media/Networking and Video Games

Biography

I'm a PhD Student at the Information School focused on studying the dynamics of online harassment, and how we might develop ethical approaches to the problem. My current research interests also include speculative fiction and video gaming; I examine them from the perspective of an art critic while studying the fan communities that form around them, and how it can all intersect with online toxicity. I'm especially interested in developing structural frameworks for understanding harassment, and ethical approaches that are equal to contemporary technology.

Education

  • BA, Sociology and Women's Studies, City University of New York - Hunter College, 2013

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper
    Toward a Formal Sociology of Online Harassment (2019)
    Author: Katherine Cross
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Toward a Formal Sociology of Online Harassment (2019)
    Human Technology, Volume 15, Issue 3, Page 326-346 Author: Katherine Cross
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    To Name a Star: Ursula Le Guin's The Dispossessed and the Reimagining of Utopianism (2018)
    The American Journal of Economics and Sociology Author: Katherine Cross
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    The Nightmare is Over: On Moral Panics Against Queerness in Games (2017)
    Queer Games Studies Author: Katherine Cross
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Press F to Revolt: On the Gamification of Online Harassment (2016)
    Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat: Intersectional Perspectives and Inclusive Designs in Gaming, Page 23-34 Author: Katherine Cross
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Fictive Ethnicity and Nerds (2015)
    Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture Author: Katherine Cross
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Ethics for Cyborgs: On Real Harassment in an 'Unreal' Place (2014)
    Loading… The Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association, Volume 8, Issue 13, Page 4-21 Author: Katherine Cross
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The New Laboratory of Dreams: Role-playing Games as Resistance (2013)
    WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly, Volume 40, Issue 3-4, Page 70-88, ISBN/ISSN: 1934-1520 Author: Katherine Cross

Presentations

  • The Queer Avatar of Failure: On Embodied Loss and Rage in Gaming Cultures (2018)
    Queer Games Con - Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada