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Phd in Politics (2019 - now)

University of Manchester

Supervisors: Dr Martin Coward and Dr Andreja Zevnik

Based on the assumption that discourses, in digital environments, can be legitimised through authoritative performance and visibility, I am investigating how and why cultural Marxism, deep state, great replacement, and white genocide have been legitimised in online spaces. My research makes four contributions to politics and international relations.


My project makes at least three contributions to existing debates on the way digital technologies have been exploited to advance a xenophobic, racist, and sexist agenda. Firstly, it illuminates how novel ways of claiming authority facilitated by the internet have been used to invest stigmatizing conspiracy theories with the force of ”truth” either under the form of scienti€fic knowledge or news. Secondly, it exposes how racist and sexist fantasies deeply rooted in our society have favoured the emergence of the alt-right. Th‘irdly, it demonstrates how the alt-right has become capable of triggering its own regime of conspiratorial “truth”

Co-lead of the Research Cluster Democracy and Trust
(2021 - 2022)

University of Manchester

Principal investigator of MAFTI
Mapping the Far-right "truth" industry
(04/2021 - now)

Independent research group

September 2019 - Now


World Politics since 1945

King's College London

Trust and Security

University of Manchester

Questions about International Politics
(09/2022 - 01/2023)

University of Manchester

   GTA / Lecturer
Conspiracy Theories and Democracy
(01/2022 - 06/2022)

King's College London

MA Introduction to
Digital Culture and Society
(09/2021 - 01/2022)

King's College London

International Relations and Politics
(09/2020 - 01/2021)

University of Manchester

Industry experience

Digital Assistant
(05/2021 - now)

Review of International Studies

As a digital assistant for the Journal Review of International Studies published by Cambridge University Press, I am responsible for building its online presence across different social media networks - Twitter (@RISjnl), and

Facebook (


My tasks involve the production of social media content and the development of campaigns to engage internet users with its contents in a creative and effective way. In my first month in this position, the number of followers on Facebook increased by 8%.

Founder and CEO
(10/2018 - 01/2022)

Words Heal the World

Through the methodology called Educ-(ac)tion, I have equipped undergraduate and Master students from the UK, Brazil, and Argentina with knowledge and skills to challenge online hate speech and develop strategies to tackle different types of extremism. Under my supervision, over 30 students (per term) produced three short documentaries, developed social media campaigns, wrote articles, produced the report Hate Map of Brazil, and facilitated the workshop "From student to student: sharing skills to challenge hate" in Brazilian high schools." 

Words Heal the World is a non-profit limited company registered in the UK (Registration number: 11601612).

For more information:



BISA 2022 (06/2022)

Accepted paper: "The dangerous impact of the digitalisation of international politics: the Alt-Right Regimes of 'Conspiratorial Truth'"

Council for European Studies 2022 (06/2022)

Accepted paper: ”Assessing The Risks To Democracy In The Digital Era: The Alt-Right Regimes Of 'Conspiratorial Truth'"

ISA 2022 (03/2022)
International Studies Association

Accepted paper: ”Examining power in network societies: the importance of transdisciplinarity to understand digital political phenomena”

PSA 2022 (04/2022)
Political Studies Association

Accepted paper: ”From 'stigmatized' to 'legitimate' knowledge: the Alt-Right Regimes of 'Conspiratorial Truth'”

TECH 2018 Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (11/2018)
UNESCO MGIEP - Vizag, India

Presented paper: “Challenging extremism through educ-(ac)tion: how students can break the vicious circle of hate”


2023: WHEN (Women’s Higher Education Network)

100 Black Women Professors Now Programme

2022: Center of Discourse Studies


Facebook Policy Initiative 10/2020

In light of my research on the legitimisation of alt-right conspiracy theories, I was invited by Facebook to deliver a presentation on the topic and better inform it on its policy approach to reduce the spread of false information on the platform.

Facebook Policy Initiative 08/2019

Due to my experience with the NGO Words Heal the World, I was invited by Facebook to provide feedback on its policy against hate speech.

To be continued...

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