Sian Brooke

DPhil Student, Oxford Internet Institute


Siân Brooke is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research interests are largely within sociology and gender. She researches the construction of gendered identity on the pseudonymous web: in particular, the formation and maintenance of troll and hacktivist identities and the operation of gender politics in online forums.


  • Gender
  • Internet trolls and trolling
  • Hacking
  • Anonymity online
  • Internet memes
  • Social media and social networking
  • Masculinity and femininity
  • Feminism