Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture
6053 Vilas Hall
Brooke graduated with a B.S. in Communication Studies and Political Science from Northeastern University in 2020. As an undergraduate, her research focused on political communication, deliberation, and polarization. Her primary research uses qualitative content analysis to study language and identity formation in the radical online discussion forums with attention to an online subculture comprised of mostly heterosexual male participants who frequently express misogynistic resentment at their inability to find a romantic or sexual partner. She has also researched the history of campus free speech debates, applying this understanding to the analysis of contemporary controversies over trigger warnings, micro-aggressions, safe spaces, and the cancellation of invited speakers.