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Moira Weigel

Visiting Scholar 2021-2022 (Non-Resident)

Residency Dates: September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 (Virtual)

Biography

Moira Weigel

Moira Weigel is an assistant professor in the department of communication at Northeastern University. Previously, she was a Junior Fellow at Harvard University and a Sociotechnical Security Fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute. She received her Ph.D. from the joint program in Comparative Literature and Film and Media Studies at Yale University. Originally trained in modern languages, including German, French, and Mandarin Chinese, she now studies digital media in a global context, using mixed methods to investigate forms of networked identity and persuasion among other topics. Alongside her scholarly work, Weigel is a cofounder of Logic magazine and Logic Books. She frequently contributes to general interest publications including The Guardian, The New York Times, and The New Republic.

At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Weigel will continue two research projects. The first is a book manuscript, which traces the phobic fascination right-wing movements have long demonstrated with critical theory, postmodernism, and other forms of "cultural Marxism." The second is the first large-scale qualitative study of third-party ecommerce entrepreneurs. For this project, Weigel will draw on extensive interviews with Amazon Sellers in the United States, the European Union, and the People’s Republic of China.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.

Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
  • Visiting Scholar 2021-2022, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Harvard University

Research Topic

Hating Theory

Areas of Expertise

  • Media and Technology Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Communication
 
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