- Dr Ariadna Matamoros Fernandez
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Communication
- +61 7 3138 0007
- View location details (QUT staff and student access only)
- Identifiers and profiles
Doctor in Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professional memberships
Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Digital Media Research Centre
social media, racism, anti-racism, WhatsApp, content moderation, extreme right, platform governance, digital methods, hate speech, memes
Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández is a Lecturer in Digital Media in the School of Communication at QUT, and member of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). She holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media from the Queensland University of Technology (2018), a MA from the Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam, and a BA in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her research focuses on the influence of digital media technologies in everyday communication, with particular attention to controversial practices on different platforms. This includes new forms of racist and anti-racist practices; visual content like political memes in relation to hate speech and platform governance; and the influence of algorithms in shaping everyday life. Ariadna has experience in developing new methods to study digital platforms, and her research has been published in Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, Convergence and other international, peer-reviewed journals.
Unit Coordinator – CYB104 Managing Social Media
Unit Coordinator – CCN105 The Power of Platforms
Research Assistant for different projects at QUT – Faculty of Law, Creative Industries and School of Justice
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.