The Center for Solutions to Online Violence is a distributed network of activists, advocates, content creators, and educators who want to enable women and feminists to preemptively take steps to ensure control of their online identities and to educate everyone about the many forms of online violence.
To learn more or contact us check our about & contact page.
During the 2016-2017 academic year, CSOV will be lead by co-directors responsible for the stewardship of the organization and website.
The steering Collective manages the website and the project as a whole through ongoing collaboration and communication over various digital platforms.
Jessica Marie Johnson
The Alchemists are a subset of the CSOV that explores the unique ways that anti-feminist violence impacts women of color who are Black and Latinx in the Americas. Modeled from the popular Power & Control Wheels that have been created for discussing domestic and intimate partner violence, The Alchemists created a new wheel that addresses similar concerns in digital spaces.
The group includes:
Bianca Laureno, I’nasah Crockett, Megan Ortiz, Jessica Marie Johnson, Sydette, IAM, Danielle, and Moya Bailey.
T.L. Cowan is a Presidential Visiting Professor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Dr. Cowan’s research and teaching focuses on the political, cultural and intellectual practices and social lives of trans- feminist and queer community-based performance and on shifting practices of self- expression across digital and analog media. T.L. is an organizer with the Feminist Technology Network (FemTechNet) and the Center for Solutions to Online Violence (femtechnet.org/csov/). Dr. Cowan has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and previously taught at the University of Saskatchewan and The New School.
- trans- feminist and queer social media, performance and pop culture
- trans- feminist and queer scenes, community protocols of consent & “intimate publics”
- community-based research ethics
- accountability & research ethics
- critical disability studies
- cyberfeminism & feminist digital media practice
- social media & self expression
- autonomous representation & social movements
- decolonializing digital archives
Jessica Marie Johnson
Jessica Marie Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in Slavery & Abolition, The Black Scholar, Meridians: Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, and Debates in the Digital Humanities. She is also the founder/curator at African Diaspora, Ph.D. and Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. Johnson is also a member of the LatiNegrxs Project and co-founder (with Vanessa Holden) of the Queering Slavery Working Group. As a digital humanist, Johnson explores ways digital and social media disseminate and create historical narratives, in particular, comparative histories of slavery and people of African descent. She tweets as @jmjafrx. Learn more about her research here.
Speaking topics: slavery and diaspora, digital archives, digital black studies, ethics, academia and activists online, avatars and digital identities, teaching with digital media, radical media and social justice/activism, blogging, social media, online activism
Dr. Moya Bailey is an assistant professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and the program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on Black women’s use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities (DH). She is a monthly sustainer of the Allied Media Conference, through which she is able to bridge her passion for social justice and her work in DH.
- Disability Studies
- History of Medicine
- Digital Humanities
- Social Media
- Social Justice
- Student Activism
- Race, Gender, Sexuality
- Queer Theory
- Pop Culture