Team Members

Jaigris Hodson, PhD. (Founding Member):

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Jaigris is an associate professor at Royal Roads University and a Canada Research Chair in Digital Communication for the public interest. Her interdisciplinary research examines technology facilitated violence and abuse and how it impacts health care workers, COVID-19 and other health related communication, and ecological or relational approaches to understanding misinformation. In addition to her work here, she also partners with the social media lab and the diversity institute and has consulted on digital media strategy for a wide variety of public and private organizations.

Chandell Gosse, PhD. (Founding Member):

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Chandell is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Coordinator for The eQuality Project at the University of Ottawa. Before working on the eQuality Project, she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, and received her PhD in Media Studies from Western University in London, ON. Chandell’s research takes a feminist and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the impact of technology-facilitated violence and abuse, misinformation, and online extremist behavior. Outside of her academic pursuits, Chandell works with anti-violence organizations to train staff and volunteers about tech violence and abuse. Find her publications here: www.cgosse.ca or connect on Twitter: @ChandellEnid

Shandell Houlden, PhD (Founding Member):

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Shandell Houlden is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Royal Roads University in the School of Education and Technology. After completing a two-year fellowship at Royal Roads on the topic of COVID-19 online misinformation, her research now focuses primarily on education futures in times of crisis, including the misinformation and climate crises. Her work as a researcher and educator takes a systems-thinking approach, with an emphasis on feminist capitalist critique. In addition to her scholarly research, she works with her local municipality to develop climate action strategies that emphasize transformative education and climate justice for all.

Victoria O’Meara, PhD Candidate (Founding Member):

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Victoria is a PhD candidate in Media Studies at Western University in London, Ontario and a researcher at Royal Roads University in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Victoria’s research draws from critical political economy and intersectional feminist theory to examine issues related to work, technology, reputation, and influence in the digital media economy.

Andréa Galizia, JD Candidate (Founding Member):

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Andréa Galizia is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. She works as a Senior Editor on the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Before attending law school, Andréa completed her Master’s degree in Political Science at the University of Toronto. As a law student, her research focuses on understanding the extent to which occupational health and safety legislation protects knowledge workers that experience online violence.