Digital media research
Feminism in popular media
Verity is a lecturer in digital media research. Her published research explores feminist connective actions, Indigenous women’s use of social media, everyday political talk in third spaces, and analyses of rape culture and feminism in popular media. Her current research projects focus on the intersectional issues of the #MeToo movement, and cultures of toxic masculinity online. Her teaching and research practices involve developing and implementing a range of computational tools and methods for analysing the political, cultural and social dimensions of digital media technologies.
Verity Trott's Articles
Social media’s sentimental cloak
A study has explored how people online are feeling, and responding to, the emotional rollercoaster during the COVID-19 crisis.
Behind 'the manosphere'
The COVID-19 lockdown has seen some concerning trends emerge among the network of online men's groups.
#MeToo? It depends
While the movement has had its successes, it hasn't empowered marginalised voices equitably.