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Charlotte Nau

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I'm a PhD candidate in Media Studies at the Western University. My research focusses on the intersection of gender, social media, and social movements. In the past, I concentrated on political speeches and the question of whether gender stereotypes impact our perceptions of verbal attacks.

I have a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Memphis, U.S., and a Magister Artium in Mass Communication from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. 

I currently work as a Research Assistant on the DIY - Digital Informed Youth project, a study that looks at technology-facilitated sexual violence among Canadian youth. You can find out more about the project here:

Refereed Journal Articles

Hollingshead, W.; Nau, C.; Zhang, J.; Mendes, K.; and Quan-Haase, A. (2023). The Evolution of #MeToo: A Comparative Analysis of Vernacular Practices over Time and Across Languages. Social Media + Society, 9(3). https://doi-org/10.1177/2056305123119

Nau, C., Quan-Haase, A., & McLaughlin, R. (2023). Women-Focused Nonprofit Organizations and Their Use of Twitter During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Characterizing a Gendered Pandemic Through Information, Community, and Action. Social Media + Society, 9(1).

Nau, C., Zhang, J., Quan-Haase, A., & Mendes, K. (2022). Vernacular Practices in Digital Feminist Activism on Twitter: Deconstructing Affect and Emotion in the #MeToo Movement. Feminist Media Studies. Online First.

Quan-Haase, A., Mendes, K., Ho, D., Lake, O., Nau, C., & Pieber, D. (2020). Mapping #MeToo: A Synthesis Review of Digital Feminist Research Across Social Media Platforms. New Media and Society, 23(6), 1700–1720. https://doi-org.10.1177/1461444820984457

Nau, C., & Stewart, C. O. (2018). Effects of Gender and Verbal Aggression on Perceptions of U.S. Political Speakers. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 6(1), 127–148.

Nau, C., & Stewart, C. O. (2013). Effects of Verbal Aggression and Party Identification Bias on Perceptions of Political Speakers. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 33(5), 526–536.

Book Chapters

Nau, C. (2023). Social Media, Gender, and Online Discrimination. In Housley, W., Edwards, A., Beneito-Montagut, R., & Fitzgerald, R. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Digital Society. Forthcoming.

Nau, C., Quan-Haase, A., & McCay-Peet, L. (2021). Defining Social Media and Asking Social Media Research Questions: How Well Applies the Swiss Army Knife Metaphor? In Sloan, L., & Quan-Haase, A. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods (pp. 13–26). Sage.

Nau, C. (2016). An Intergroup Approach to Political Communication. In H. Giles & A. Maass (Eds.), Advances in Intergroup Communication (pp. 209–223). Peter Lang.

Book Reviews  

Nau, C. (2021). Gender Hate Online: Understanding the New Anti-Feminism, by Debbie Ging and Eugenia Siapera. Feminist Media Studies. Online first.  

Nau, C. (2020). Digital Feminist Activism, by K. Mendes, J. Ringrose, and J. Keller. Feminist Media Studies. Online first.