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Workshop Online harassment against academics

The Halkes Women Faculty Network invites you to our upcoming workshop on Online harassment against (women and minority) academics. The workshop will take place two times: once online on Monday 13 February at 4 to 5 pm and once on campus on Thursday 16 February at 4 to 5 pm.

As academics – especially women and/or marginalized groups – it is becoming increasingly difficult to use social media as a public outreach tool. Online threats are a growing problem, as also this new website to help academics with online security issues suggests. What is known about online attacks? How do gender, ethnicity, and other aspects matter in this? And more practical: What can victims of online harassment do, how can you support your colleagues, and which help can be provided (at the Radboud University)?

The workshop Online Attacks will tackle all these questions. It will be given by senior researcher at Atria, Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History, Paula Thijs (see below for her research background). She will discuss the current situation based on statistical insights, taking an intersectional perspective, while also providing us with tools to protect ourselves from online violence.

The workshop is open to all employees at Radboud (including those not identifying as women).

DAY & TIME 1: Monday 13 February (Radboud Zoom license) from 4 to 5 pm

DAY & TIME 2: Thursday 16 February from 4 to 5 pm (EOS building)



Click here to register for the online event and here for the on-campus event.

Please be aware that there are limited spots for these workshops. Although we will try to welcome as many people as possible, we cannot guarantee that everyone who wants to will be able to attend. We will work on a first-registration first-served basis. In case you registered but are not able to attend after all, we request that you cancel by sending us an email at halkes@ru.nl so that we may fill any spots that open up. Thank you for your cooperation!

If you have any questions about this event, please send an e-mail to halkes@ru.nl.

Kind regards,

The Halkes Women Faculty Network board

About Paula Thijs

Dr. Paula Thijs is a senior researcher and project leader at Atria. She studies gender stereotypes and choices in education, work and care among young adults for the project Werk.en.de Toekomst (A Working Future). She is also involved in projects on, among others, (online) gender-based violence, online hate speech against female leaders, women in politics, and the links between gender inequality and climate change. Paula studied Sociology (BA) and Social and Cultural Sciences (MA) at Radboud University. In 2019 she obtained her PhD in Sociology with a study on trends in cultural conservatism in the Netherlands and Europe, also at Radboud University. Between 2018 and 2021, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam where she coordinated a longitudinal study on social inequalities in adolescents’ democratic values and political socialization.