Edith Hollander is a Research and Theory Master's student in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Goucher College, where she concentrated in critical and cultural theory and was awarded the Mary Carman Rose Prize for excellence in philosophy. She is broadly interested in gender and popular culture, the intersections of social movements and consumption, and digital gig labor. Her past research includes a grounded theory study of feminist Instagram influencers that explored the commodification of social movements on social media.
Before beginning graduate school, Edith worked as a research assistant at NARAL Pro-Choice America, where she investigated anti-choice disinformation, and at Princeton’s Bridging Divides Initiative, where she used open-source tools to monitor political violence. She is passionate about using the tools of cultural studies and qualitative methodology to critically investigate gendered and racialized mis/disinformation.