Queer joy as a digital good
This project foregrounds queer joy as a practice of personal and collective resilience amidst a socio-political landscape of increasing queerphobia, arguing that queer joy in online spaces is a digital good for users, platforms and policy. In so doing, the project will centre queer users, their knowledge, and their experience.
The project will build connections with and between communities, practitioners, and policymakers to explore how digital technologies can work for people and society, including through the development of a standard that platforms and policymakers can refer to as a benchmark for their provision. The project will also bring academics, user-communities, practitioners, and policymakers together in developing critical media literacies, highlighting the role of joy as an act of resistance against oppression.
Dr Lexi Webster, Deputy Director of Digital Humanities, University of Southampton
Dr Dawn Woolley, Research Fellow, Leeds Arts University
Dr Madeleine Steeds, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College Dublin
Dr Ben Dalton, Principal Lecturer, Leeds School of Arts, Leeds Beckett University
Dr Genavee Brown, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Northumbria University
Dr Sarah Clinch, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Manchester
Dr Carolina Are, Innovation Fellow at the Centre for Digital Citizens, Northumbria UniversityRead about our other projects