Anda Solea

I am a PhD researcher and Teaching Fellow in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth. My research combines qualitative and computational methods to investigate the emergence, discourse and ideology of misogynistic online men's groups (particularly involuntary celibates – ‘Incels’). I research cybercrime and I am particularly interested in studying how social media enables the perpetuation of misinformation, online extremism and online hate groups. 

I have a background in Psychology and Criminology, I’m a mentee of the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism, and a member of the Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Research Group at the University of Portsmouth. 

Career highlights

  • Achieving a BSc with First-Class Honours in Criminology with Psychology from the University of Southampton.
  • Achieving a MSc with Distinction in Social and Organisational Psychology from the University of Exeter.
  • Being awarded a PhD bursary from the University of Portsmouth.
  • Being awarded the Enrichment Community Award from The Alan Turing Institute.
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