ESRC Digital Good Network

Postdoctoral researcher

  • Isabelle Higgins Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Wellness and Disinformation Digital Good Network Ihiggins Headshot 2023

Isabelle is a postdoctoral researcher in Digital Wellness and Disinformation for the Digital Good Network. She works with Dr Jonathan Corpus Ong on research that complicates commonly held understandings of the digital ‘rabbit holes’ that connect digital wellness, conspiracy theories and far-right ideologies.

Isabelle studied for her PhD at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. She explored how internet use affects transnational and transracial adoption in the USA and reproduces intersectional forms of structural inequality. Her research interests centre around drawing on critical race theory and decolonial thought to explore the ways that everyday digital technology shapes the lives of children and young people, particularly those experiencing multiple forms of marginalisation. She is also committed to thinking reflexively about the function and effects of digital research methodologies. Isabelle has published her research with the journal New Media and Society.

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