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Dangerous Scholarship: trolled and threatened for research and activism

Hosted by LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building


Dr Bermal Aydin

Dr Bermal Aydin

Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser

Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser

Professor Meena Dhanda

Professor Meena Dhanda


Dr Shakuntala Banaji

Dr Shakuntala Banaji

The panel discusses how research about discrimination, misogyny, climate change or social inequity can call forth a violent ideological and physical backlash on and offline. 

Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser (@sbanetweiser) is Professor of Media and Communication and Head of the Department of Media and Communications. 

Professor Meena Dhanda is Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Politics at the University of Wolverhampton. 

Dr Bermal Aydin is a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Study of Human Rights at LSE whose research interests include alternative media, precarity, authoritarianism, freedom of expression, populism, gender and film analysis. 

Dr Shakuntala Banaji is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Media and Communications.

Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival #NewWorldDisorders

This event is part of the LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders running from Monday 25 February to Saturday 2 March 2019, with a series of events exploring how social science can tackle global problems.


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