RAE JEREZA, PhD
RAE (THEY/THEM) IS A NON-BINARY, FILIPINO-AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST WORKING IN NORTH AMERICA.
Their research is at the intersection of race, digital technologies, and digital labor in the U.S.
Their book project explores how "online hate speech" is a political preoccupation that tells us something about American race thinking through narratives about what technologies do.
They currently teach classes in linguistic anthropology and race and racism at American University.
Ongoing Research Topics:
Understandings of Tourette's on a youth-led Discord server.
The organizational practices at Facebook content moderation sites.
Institutional narratives about racism and the far-right in the US
Anti-trans organizing and its relationship to white supremacy
Digital Labor, Content Moderation, Race, Online Sex Work, and Ethnographic Research with
Fighting Hate: Online Hate Speech as
“Does Anyone Else…? Narratives of Tourette’s on a Youth-Led Discord Server.”
with Josh Reno
“Beyond Content and Wellness:
How Organizational Relationships
Shape Commercial Content
with Jie Cai and Aashka Patel
"Ethnographic Empathy and Research Ethics as Methodological Whiteness"
with Cat Tebaldi
In The Ethics of Researching the Far-Right
Outside of work, they enjoy rock climbing, playing piano, Magic The Gathering, D&D, cycling, horror, and hanging out with their
cats Boopy and Christmas Boy.