Beatrice Spallaccia

PhD student - University of Bologna (Italy), Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)

Beatrice Spallaccia is a PhD student in Gender and Intercultural studies at the University of Bologna (Forlì Campus). She is completing the Dual Award International PhD between the University of Bologna and Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). She works in the field of gender and queer studies, investigating gender representations and participation in popular culture and new media, especially in Web 2.0. Her PhD thesis explores online misogynistic hate speech on social networks through a comparative analysis between Italy, Australia, and the USA. 

Trolling Patriarchy: Online Feminist Activism as Educational Tool to Tackle Gendered Violence on Web 2.0