Bio

My research focuses on the digital public sphere and political discourse online.  I'm interested in the affect and aesthetics of subcultures online and how the affordances and platform cultures of social networking sites shape digitally native ideologies. My past research has investigated the critical potential of depression memes online and the intertextual affectivity of these texts as tied their modes of consumption. My current research looks at anti-capitalist subcultures online across Reddit, Instagram and Tumblr and their forms of critique.

Recent publications

  1. “Damn I Didn’t Know Y’all Was Sad? I Thought It Was Just Memes” - Iro…

    Chateau, L. (2020). “Damn I Didn’t Know Y’all Was Sad? I Thought It Was Just Memes”: Irony, Memes and Risk in Internet Depression Culture. M/C Journal , 23(3). https://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/view/1654#

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