Dr Simon Copland is an Honorary Fellow at the ANU School of Sociology.

Dr Copland studies online men’s rights groups and communities ‘manosphere’. He has research expertise in masculinity, the far-right, online hate, and digital media platforms. He has a PhD in sociology and a Masters in Science Communication.

Dr Copland is also a freelance writer and has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, BBC Online and Overland Journal, among others. He has a number of high-quality publications and chapters in books including a chapter in the books Global Anti-feminism (upcoming), Rise of the Far-Right: Technologies and Mobilisation, Queer Stories and Going Postal.

Fields of expertise



Misogynistic mass violence is on the rise. Why are we ignoring it?

In the aftermath of the deadly stabbing in Bondi in early April, one very important factor has been…


Rethink needed to stop the spread of hateful material online

Digital platform Reddit’s efforts to limit the spread of hateful and misogynistic content is driving users to self-moderated forums where…

11 November 2020

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