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Stephanie M. Ortiz

Stephanie Ortiz
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Graduation Date
August 2020
Current Job
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UMass Lowell

Research Interests

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • New Media
  • Intimate Labor


Stephanie M. Ortiz studies racial and gendered inequality. Her dissertation examined the dimensions of identity-based harassment online and the strategies young adults develop in response. She focuses on the personal and societal implications of these pervasive experiences, and demonstrates how online harassment is part of the recurring and familiar daily practices through which racism and sexism persist. Publications from her previous project on racism in online gaming can be found in New Media & Society and Sociological Perspectives.