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I research social media identities, platforms, and cultures, with a focus on anonymity and pseudonymity.
I’ve published work on secondary or alternative social media accounts, ways people negotiate unknowable algorithms, embodied verification on NSFW Reddit, and the shift from usernames to profiles in social media. My most-cited article, co-authored with Jordan Frith, argues that we would lose dynamic, engaging social media practices in a move to the “real name web”.
My book, Sex and Social Media, co-authored with Katrin Tiidenberg, takes a feminist, sex-positive approach to how social media platforms shape and restrict sex, and how sexual identities, practices, and communities must all negotiate platforms to survive and thrive.
I tweet at @emvdn.
Media and Communications, PhD, Social Media Pseudonymity: Affordances, Practices, Disruptions, Swinburne University of Technology
Research area keywords
- social media
- platform studies
- online identites
- digital cultures
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van der Nagel, E., Hutchinson, J., Abidin, C. & Kaye, B., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Convergence. 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Stardust, Z., van der Nagel, E., Tiidenberg, K., Lee, J., Coombes, E. & Miller-Young, M., 31 Aug 2022, Australia: ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. 20 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other Report › OtherOpen AccessFile
van der Nagel, E., 4 Oct 2021, In: Porn Studies. 8, 4, p. 394-410 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
van der Nagel, E., 14 May 2020, Mediated Interfaces: The Body on Social Media. Warfield, K., Abidin, C. & Cambre, C. (eds.). 1st ed. New York NY USA: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 51-64 14 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
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