Cyberharassment scholar Abby Ferber comes to NAU for special presentation

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Nov. 8, 2018

The Department of Sociology and the Society of Student Sociologists is bringing Abby Ferber to Flagstaff to give her presentation “Cyber-Harassment and Hate Speech” at Northern Arizona University. Ferber is a professor from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and specializes in the dynamics of privilege, oppression and hate crime.

Besides being a professor, she is the co-organizer of the national White Privilege Conference and the Knapsack Institute. She also is on the board of the nonprofit organization Smart-Girl.

Ferber has written five books including, “White Man Falling: Race, Gender, and White Supremacy” and “Hate Crime in America: What do we know?” She has also written two texts designed for the classroom, “The New Basics: Sex, Gender and Sexuality” and “The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Privilege and Oppression.”

Besides books, she has been published in academic journals, such as Ethnic and Race Studies, Men and Masculinities, Sociological Focus and Teaching Sociology and Social Identities. She also has been published in news outlets including The Denver Post and The Chronicle on Higher Education.

To hear what Ferber has to say about cyberharassment and hate speech, check out her presentation from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in SBS West room 200. This event is open to everyone.

Tallie Valverde