Siân Brooke

University of Oxford

Siân Brooke is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research interests are largely within sociology and gender. Siân’s doctoral research focuses on the construction of gendered identity on the pseudonymous web. In particular, the formation and maintenance of troll and hacktivist identities and the operation of gender politics in online forums.

Siân was awarded first class honors in her Bachelors in Politics and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth in 2015. Her thesis focused upon the gendered narratives of consumerism in the virtual environment of GPS dating on social discovery apps. For this piece of work, she received the Henry Walton Prize for excellence and outstanding performance in a Sociology dissertation.

In 2016, Siân completed her Masters in Research within the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Portsmouth.