PhD candidate, Louis Bachaud, has won the best presentation prize in his session at the 3rd Annual Haifa International Social Sciences Workshop for Graduate Students. This year the theme was BEYOND THE IVORY TOWER: BRIDGING BETWEEN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY.
Louis presented on The Use of Life Sciences in Contemporary American Manosphere Discourse. He is examining the use and mis-use of evolutionary theory in men’s rights and incel spaces online. Louis is a co-tutelle student jointly supervised by Dr Sarah Johns here at SAC and Prof Hélène Quanquin of the University of Lille. He will be based in Canterbury from Septemeber 2022.
The organisers wrote to Louis to say “We wish to congratulate you on your outstanding presentation at the 3rd HSSC conference for graduate students, while the workshop moderator Prof. Chaim Noy wrote for choosing your presentation as the winning presentation:
“Louis’s research on the manosphere and how science is being appropriated in a deterministic, and potentially chauvinistic use was most appropriate to be the winner today in this year’s workshop.”