My PhD thesis, Social Media Pseudonymity: Affordances, Practices, Disruptions, argues for a more nuanced look at people who are anonymous online. They’re not all up to mischief – having an anonymous or pseudonymous social media identity is a way to negotiate platforms and people amid a push towards real names, public selves, and plentiful data collection.


  • Katrin Tiidenberg & Emily van der Nagel [forthcoming: July 2020], Sex & Social Media, Emerald, Bingley.

Peer-reviewed academic publications

Encylopedia entries

  • Emily van der Nagel 2018, ‘Internet sexism’, Encyclopedia of the Internet, Sage.

Reports and parliamentary submissions

Journalistic and popular writing