Minority Identity in the Digital Age
Living in the digital age has given a new dimension to the diversity of cultural expressions on a global scale. This evolution in the quality and quantity of human expressions has also impacted individuals and groups belonging to minorities in analogous, yet understudied ways. From access to cultural expressions and creativity, to the regulation of cultural industries and civil society participation and all the way to hateful speech and the importance of the collection of cultural statistics, we are struggling to fully appreciate and understand the challenges of digitalization for minority identities. The aim of this research track is to explore and map from a variety of angles how local/national digital cultures are/can be connected to minority protection.
Workshop 'Religious Minorities in the Digital Space' (27 Oct 2021)
- Programme of the Inaugural Workshop (12 Dec 2019)
- ‘Digital Religious Identity and Muslim Women: An Intersectional Analysis of Online Hate Speech in the UK’, Journal of Religion in Europe, Special Issue on Digital Religious Minority Identity [forthcoming]
- ‘Minority Identity in Digital Governance and the Challenges of Online Hate Speech Regulation in Europe’, in A-M. Biro and D. Newman (eds.), Minority Rights and Unstable Orders, Routledge, 2022, 135-155.
- Topidi, K. (2022). 'The Impact of Online Hate Speech on Muslim Women: some evidence from the UK Context' in Matthias C. Kettemann (ed.), How Platforms Respond to Human Rights Conflicts Online. Best Practices in Weighing Rights and Obligations in Hybrid Online Orders (Hamburg: Verlag Hans-Bredow-Institut, 2022) - [open access book]
- Topidi, K. (2021). ‘Accountability in the globalized digital age: online content moderation & hate speech in the EU’ in Piotr Mikuli and Grzegorz Kuca (eds.) Accountability and the Law: Rights, Authority and Transparency of Public Power, Routledge, 9-27, 2021 - [open access book]
- *** ECMI Minorities Blog: Regulating Hate Speech Online for Minorities: “Regulate First, Ask Questions Later”? ***
- Research Paper #118: Words that Hurt (1): Normative and Institutional Considerations in the Regulation of Hate Speech in Europe
- Research Paper #119: Words that Hurt (2): National and International Perspectives on Hate Speech Regulation