Expertise: Social Media, Technology and Peacebuilding
Cathy Buerger is the Director of Research at the Dangerous Speech Project where she studies the relationship between speech and intergroup violence as well as civil society responses to dangerous and hateful speech online. She holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Connecticut. Her ethnographic research has documented collective activism efforts to advance peace, equality, and human rights in Sweden, Ghana, and the United States, and her work has appeared in a variety of publications including the Journal of Human Rights Practice, Human Rights Quarterly, and African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review. She is a Research Affiliate of UConn’s Economic and Social Rights Research Group, Managing Editor of the Journal of Human Rights, and an Editor for the Teaching Human Rights Database.