Boler in Media, Biden Wins, November 7

Trump would have done ‘terrible damage’ in second term: Political experts in Canada sound off on the future of U.S. politics under Joe Biden, Kamala Harris “Once disinformation or misinformation goes out, the opportunity to correct it is extremely difficult,” Boler told Yahoo Canada. “Even if people do see that correction, a very small percentage tendContinue reading “Boler in Media, Biden Wins, November 7”

Join us this Wednesday Dec. 2! “The Least Racist Person in this Room”: Digital Affect, the U.S. Election, and the Upside Down of Identity Politics

Megan Boler, Professor, SJE OISE and Elizabeth Davis, PhD Candidate, SJE OISE editors, The Affective Politics of Digital Media: Propaganda By Other Means (Routledge 2021) Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. EDT  Register through Zoom: https://oise-utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtcuqqrTwsG9JDgYJPM6E6xtRdBTgdzaSd Join us for a presentation and discussion of the U.S. election, the rise of (digital) fascism, and the shifting discoursesContinue reading “Join us this Wednesday Dec. 2! “The Least Racist Person in this Room”: Digital Affect, the U.S. Election, and the Upside Down of Identity Politics”

New Book! Affective Politics of Digital Media: Propaganda By Other Means, eds. M. Boler and E. Davis

Thrilled to announce our new book just published by Routledge — (use code FLR40 for a 20% discount on purchase)! from our Introduction: Digital media has ushered in propaganda by other means—new strategies for mobilizing and capturing affect and emotion. How are feelings like fear, disgust, outrage, and resentment being used to capture attention, generateContinue reading “New Book! Affective Politics of Digital Media: Propaganda By Other Means, eds. M. Boler and E. Davis”

Harvard Disinformation Workshop

In early October I had the opportunity to present at the international Comparative Approaches to Disinformation Workshop held at Harvard University, an incredible event with phenomenally cutting-edge presentations from around the world (sponsored by The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy). My talk, “Affect,Continue reading “Harvard Disinformation Workshop”

Forthcoming Edited Collection, “Affect, Algorithms and Propaganda: Interdisciplinary Research for the Age of ‘Post-Truth’ Media,” coming in 2020!

Following our successful collaborations, and the International Symposium (supported by a SSHRC Connections Grant) we hosted at the University of Toronto this past June, I am co-editing with Elizabeth Davis a cutting-edge collection titled Affect, Algorithms and Propaganda: Interdisciplinary Research for the Age of “Post-Truth” Media. Our aim is to have the book published byContinue reading “Forthcoming Edited Collection, “Affect, Algorithms and Propaganda: Interdisciplinary Research for the Age of ‘Post-Truth’ Media,” coming in 2020!”

New Funded Research Projects Underway!

I have been awarded two major research grants to continue my exploration of the role of emotions and affect in circulating social media and disinformation related to narratives of racial and national belonging, in the context of the upcoming 2019 Canadian election and the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. This spring, I was awarded a three-yearContinue reading “New Funded Research Projects Underway!”

Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination Symposium June 7-9, 2019, University of Toronto

This weekend, 16 participants from six countries are coming to University of Toronto to participate in my (SSHRC Connections Grant-funded) invitational Symposium on the subject of “Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination”. The invited interdisciplinary scholars will share works-in-progress to be published as an edited book with Taylor and Francis and a special journal issue. TheContinue reading “Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination Symposium June 7-9, 2019, University of Toronto”

Navigating the News Workshop

My fabulous Graduate Research Team will be conducting a workshop with me at a local Toronto Housing Cooperative Community this April 10. Navigating the News: Panel and Discussion with Professor Megan Boler (Social Justice Education, OISE/University of Toronto) and Navigating News Research Team: Kate Jackson, Gordon Katic, Michael Primrose Overwhelmed or confused by the newsContinue reading “Navigating the News Workshop”