Primary Department
School of Communications
Academic Staff
Shows Dr Debbie Ging, Association Professor, DCU School of Communications
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
GLA. C168

Academic biography

Debbie Ging is Professor of Digital Media and Gender in the School of Communications. She teaches and researches on gender, sexuality and digital media, with a focus on digital hate, online anti-feminist men's rights politics, the incel subculture and radicalisation of boys and men into male supremacist ideologies. Her research also addresses youth experiences of gender-based and sexual abuse online and educational interventions to tackle this issue. Debbie is Ireland Corresponding Editor of the journal Men and Masculinities ( and is a member of the Editorial Board of New Media and Society ( She is also a member of the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre and of the Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society (FuJo).

PhD supervision:

Rodica Alliman: The French and Romanian Far Right on You Tube: a Comparative Multimodal Analysis
- Pragyaa Chandel: Women journalists and online abuse and harassment: psycho-emotional toll and its repercussions on journalism in India
- PhD supervision committee Emilia Lounela, Doctoral Programme in Political, SociĀ­etal and Regional Change, University of Helsinki

- Shane Murphy: Investigating the Incel phenomenon through the lens of radicalization
- John Moran: Beyond pornification and sexualisation: re-theorising sexual representation in popular film  
- Glenn Doyle:  Irish people's attitudes towards and practices of the domestic photographing of children - Stephen Desmond:  The films of Pedro Almodovar: identity, camp and the carnivalesque - Caroline Ryan (co-supervising):&nb

Research interests

Gender, sexuality and gender politics online. Digital feminism, toxic masculinity, incel 'communities', online radicalisation, online misogyny and hate speech. Educational policy around sex and relationship education, digital citizenship and young people's digital rights. Ethical, bio-political and social justice implications of Artificial Intelligence.