PhD student Jillian Sunderland publishes first solo-authored peer-review article in Men & Masculinities

August 19, 2022 by Suzanne Jaeger

Congratulations to UofT Sociology PhD student Jillian Sunderland for her article, “Fighting for Masculine Hegemony: Contestation Between Alt-Right and White Nationalist Masculinities on,” published in Men and Masculinities 2022, Vol. 0(0) pp 1–21. 

In the article, Sunderland undertakes a "virtual" ethnography of a white supremacist online forum to explore how masculinity is re-articulated within the community. She identifies two versions of masculinity vying for dominance against different prime adversaries which reveals their differing race, class, and gender ideologies. The comparison and analyses of the two discursive strategies of masculinity lead her to highlight how masculine hierarchies are sustained and challenged in a local community through forum contestation. 

Sunderland holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral scholarship. The focus of her doctoral research is on masculinities, power, and violence framed in relation to anti-black racism and settler colonialism in Canada. The Open Access version of Jillian Sunderland’s recently published article is available on this webpage.