Sexist Cyberbulling Topic of UF Grad Student’s Public Presentations
University of Findlay graduate student Bailey Poland will discuss sexist cyberbullying, the subject of her newly-published book, “Haters: Harassment, Abuse and Violence Online” at two upcoming free, public events and at a west coast conference.
On Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. in the University’s Ritz Auditorium, Poland will read from the book, speak on the topic and answer audience questions. Her talk to be held at Owens Community College’s Findlay campus at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, will focus more on cyberbullying in grades K-12, but she will also introduce “Haters” and speak about the research she conducted for it.
Additionally, she will be the keynote speaker for GitHub’s first Bridge Keepers conference on community management and safety, scheduled for Jan. 18 in San Francisco, California. GitHub helps personal and business software developers build and collaborate on projects.
Published in fall 2016 by Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, and available on Amazon.com, “Haters” highlights Poland’s and other women’s experiences with online harassment and abuse from men; and the individuals and subgroups that have turned this behavior into a sport. Its purpose is to shed light on the increasingly prevalent problem and to suggest mitigation methods.
More information about Poland, a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing student and a full-time communication specialist, and her book, are included in this UF feature story.