CSOV Community & Speaker’s Bureau

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.

Moya Bailey

T.L. Cowan



Steering Collective

The steering Collective manages the website and the project as a whole through ongoing collaboration and communication over various digital platforms.

Amanda Phillips

Jessica Marie Johnson

MArlene Tromp

Rebecca Richards

Veronica Paredes


Director Emeritus



The Alchemists

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.



Speaker’s Bureau

Alexandrina Agloro

affiliation: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Topics: research & teaching ethics with social media; social media safety for teens

T.L. Cowan

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 @jmjafrxLearn 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

Bianca Laureano

Bianca is an award-winning LatiNegra sexologist who has been in the US sexology field for over 20 years. Her background is in Black and Latinx sexualities, education, media justice, and youth culture. She resides in New York City where she provides education, consultation, training, and skillshares on various topics in the sexuality field. Bianca earned a BA in Women’s Health & Latino Communities from the University of Maryland, a MA in Human Sexuality Education from NYU, and a MA in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland. She is co-directing a feature-length documentary film titled BLACK PERVERT, about the intersections of Black and kink communities. She is a founding member of the Women Of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN) and founder of The LatiNegrxsProject and LatinoSexuality.com. Bianca is on the board of The Black Girl Project and CLAGS The Center for LGBT Studies at CUNY and is the Director of Education at Scenarios USA. Bianca has written inclusive intersectional curricula for two decades. Her most recent curricula, What’s the REAL DEAL about Love and Solidarity?, centers young Black femmes. She teaches with the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment (ISEE) on Sexuality and Culture and her webinar on the needs of LatiNegras may be heard here. She is AASECT Certified as a Sex Educator. To reach or hire Bianca visit her site BiancaLaureano.com.
Bianca has done workshops that center the experiences of queer and trans people of color online, especially in a sexuality education context. She is also available to do support on racial and reproductive justice, capacity building, and trainings for staff, faculty, and board.
Sexuality & Media
Consent  online and offline
Media Literacy & Media Justice

Moya Bailey

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.

  • Feminism
  • Disability Studies
  • History of Medicine
  • Digital Humanities
  • Social Media
  • Social Justice
  • Student Activism
  • Race, Gender, Sexuality
  • Queer Theory
  • Pop Culture

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