Heather Suzanne Woods

Heather Suzanne Woods is a doctoral student and graduate teaching fellow in Rhetoric and Media Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is interested in the ways that people use new media environments to organize and act together politically. More specifically, she studies acts of resistance and dissent in the digital sphere as well as the affordances and limitations of algorithmic judgment as it affects online communities of dissent. Her recent work is concerned with the organizational and rhetorical capacities of hashtags as they pertain to the creation of digital publics and social movements. Heather’s work has recently appeared in Feminist Media Studies.  More information about Heather is available on her website, heatherswoods.wordpress.com.