RAE (THEY/THEM) IS A NON-BINARY, FILIPINO-AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST WORKING IN NORTH AMERICA.
Their work focuses on contemporary US narratives about racism, digital technologies, and far-right actors.
Their book project explores how "online hate speech" constitutes a metadiscourse and political preoccupation that tells us something about American race thinking through narratives about what technologies "do."
They currently teach linguistic anthropology and race and racism at American University.
Currently working on research regarding:
A youth-led Discord server dedicated to building community and sharing information about Tourette's Syndrome
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
"Online Hate Speech as
“Does Anyone Else…? Narratives of Tourette’s on a Youth-Led Discord Server.”
Submitted to First Monday
“Beyond Content and Wellness:
How Organizational Relationships
Shape Commercial Content
Submitted to Organization
"Ethnographic Empathy and Research Ethics as Methodological Whiteness"
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.