Sophie Maddocks

Sophie Maddocks

Cyber Rights and Online Abuse Researcher

University of Pennsylvania

Sophie Maddocks is a researcher, teacher and digital rights advocate. Particularly concerned with online gender-based violence, she has published research on image-based abuse, deep fakes and trolling. Through Fellowships at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Center for Media at Risk, Sophie conducts research that’s qualitative, participatory and youth-led. Sophie holds an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School where she was a Fulbright Scholar; a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Warwick; and a B.A. in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Before joining the Annenberg School, she held various teaching and advocacy roles in the British education system.

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