Elena Pavan is Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento. She holds a degree in Communication Sciences (University of Padova, Italy, 2004) and a PhD in Sociology (University of Trento, 2009). Her most recent research interests pertain to the relationships between social movements and digital media use. Within this area, she is working interdisciplinary combining technical and social knowledges as well as traditional qualitative and quantitative research methods with digital methods and big data approaches.
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Here are insights into research on online gender-based violence against women and other minorities - especially around sexual objectification, delegitimisation of public personas, non-conformity to gender stereotypes and idealised notions of womanhood. Elena Pavan shares also about doing research using data scraped from online public discourses and the key questions going forward.