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Research project

Investigating Incel Identity

Project overview

Research Assistant on Investigating Incel Identity - project led by Matthew Hunt & Eleanor Jones

Combing insights from critical discourse analysis, gender theory and textual analysis, this pilot project collected online incel content with a view to identifying key themes for further research. The project aimed to identify key aspects of the incel narrative and put them into dialogue with existing linguistic and cultural theorisations of masculinity. Data collection from participatory media (YouTube) using R and RStudio.


Lead researcher

Dr Matthew Hunt

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

Research interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Variation
  • Perception
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Other researchers

Dr Eleanor Jones PhD

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Disability studies and disability history
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Race
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Research outputs