In her project titled "Dropping the Banhammer: Radicalization, Extremism, and Digital Publics," Dr. Forestal analyzes the recent collective efforts various U.S. civil society coalitions have put to rein in digital platforms and their discriminatory impacts on those at the margins of society.
Jennifer Forestal is Helen Houlahan Rigali Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. She is a political theorist whose research interests include platform design and governance, digital culture, and democratic theory. She is the author of Designing for Democracy: How to Build Community in Digital Environments (Oxford University Press, 2022) as well as the co-editor of The Wives of Western Philosophy: Gender Politics in Intellectual Labor (Routledge, 2021). Her research has been supported by the National Endowmentfor the Humanities, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, and the Faculty Resource Network at New York University.