Debbie Ging


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Dr. Debbie Ging is Associate 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 and the incel phenomenon. 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:

- Shane Murphy: Incels and online radicalisation
- 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): Dancing in the shadows of the outer limits: an exploration of the subjective realities of female actors working in the American pornography industry
- Paloma Viejo Otero (co-supervising): Hate Speech and Racism in Digital Environments
- Kirsty Park: Changing spaces: exploring the role that the internet plays in the lives of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) youth aged 18 - 25 in Ireland   
- Aileen O'Driscoll:  Learning to sell sex(ism)? A cultural sociological analysis of gender in the educational cultures of advertising students and practitioners in Ireland
- Angela Nagle: An investigation into emerging online anti-feminist movements
- Ingrid Lewis: 
The representation of women in European holocaust films: perpetrators, victims and resisters
- Manuela Ascari: 
A discourse analysis of interactions from an online pro-anorexia forum (co-supervised, MA by research)


Year Publication
2019 Ging, Debbie and Siapera, Eugenia (Eds) (2019) Gender Hate Online: Understanding the New Anti-feminism. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
2013 Ging, Debbie (2013) Men and Masculinities in Irish Cinema. : Palgrave Macmillan.
2009 Ging, Debbie, Cronin, Michael and Kirby, Peadar (Eds.) (2009) Transforming Ireland: Challenges, Critiques and Resources. : Manchester University Press.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 Ging, Debbie (2022) ''Digital culture, online misogyny and gender-based violence'' In: Handbook on Gender, Communication and Women’s Human Rights. New Jersey : Wiley-Blackwell.
2022 Debbie Ging (2022) ''Tactics of Hate: toxic 'creativity' in anti-feminist men's rights politics’' In: The Routledge Companion to Gender, Media and Violence. Oxfordshire : Taylor and Francis Group.
2020 Ging, Debbie (2020) 'Pro-anorexia and Thinspiration' In: The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication. New York : John Wiley & Sons Inc.
2019 Debbie Ging (2019) ''Bros v. Hos: Postfeminism, anti-feminism and the toxic turn in digital gender politics'' In: Gender Hate Online: Understanding the New Anti-Feminism. London : Palgrave Macmillan.
2019 Ging, Debbie (2019) 'Gender, Sexuality, and Irish Film' In: A Companion to British and Irish Cinema. Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell.
2016 Ross K.;Ging D.;Barlow C. (2016) 'UK and Ireland: Employment, representation and the 30 percent cul-de-sac' In: Gender Equality and the Media: A Challenge for Europe. [DOI]
2016 Ging D.;Free M. (2016) 'Gay in the GAA: The challenge of Dónal Óg Cusack’s ‘coming out’ to heteronormativity in contemporary Irish culture and society' In: Defining Events: Power, Resistance and Identity in Twenty-First-Century Ireland.
2018 Áine Ryan, Debbie Ging, Annelies Kamp and Majella McSharry (2018) ''Irish Television and the Assemblage of Personal Narratives of Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion'' In: Re/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager Narratives from the Field(s). : Peter Lang.
2013 Ging, Debbie (2013) 'Culture on the Edge: the Postfeminist Challenge' In: Margrit Shildrick & Noreen Giffney(Eds.). Margrit Shildrick & Noreen Giffney (Eds.) Theory on the Edge: Irish Studies and the Politics of Sexual Difference (essays in honour of Ailbhe Smyth), Palgrave Macmillan. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.
2013 O'Higgins-Norman, James and Ging, Debbie (2013) 'Cyberbullying among Adolescent Girls: Issues and Responses. A Case Study from Ireland' In: The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care. London : Bloomsbury Continuum.
2009 Debbie Ging (2009) 'All-consuming images: new gender formations in post-Celtic-Tiger Ireland' In: Transforming Ireland: challenges, critiques, resources. : Manchester University Press.
2008 Debbie Ging (2008) 'Goldfish memories? On seeing and hearing marginalised identities in contemporary Irish cinema' In: Facing the other: interdisciplinary studies on race, gender and social justice in Ireland. : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2007 Ging, Debbie (2007) 'New Lads or Protest Masculinities?: Investigating Marginalised Masculinities in Contemporary Irish Film' In: O'Connor, Barbara, Horgan, John and Sheehan, Helena (Eds.)(Eds.). Mapping Irish Media: Critical Explorations. . Dublin : UCD Press.
2004 Ging, Debbie (2004) 'The Politics of Sound and Image: Eisenstein, Artifice and Acoustic Montage in Contemporary Feminist Cinema ' In: Dunne, Jean and Quigley, Paula (Eds)(Eds.). Dunne, Jean and Quigley, Paula (Eds) The Montage Principle: Eisenstein in New Cultural and Critical Contexts (Critical Studies 21) Rodopi Press. : 0.
2004 Ging, Debbie and Malcolm, Jackie (2004) 'Interculturalism and Multiculturalism in Ireland: Textual Strategies at Work in the Media Landscape' In: Titley, Gavan (Ed)(Eds.). Titley, Gavan (Ed) Re-situating Culture. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing. : 0.
2002 Ging, Debbie (2002) 'Screening the Green: Irish Cinema under the Celtic Tiger' In: Kirby, Peadar, Gibbons, Luke and Cronin, Michael(Eds.). Reinventing Ireland: Culture and the Celtic Tiger London: Pluto, 2002. : 0.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Kiely, E.;Ging, D.;Kitching, K.;Leane, M. (2022) 'Parents displaying family consumption in Ireland'. Families, Relationships and Societies, 11 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Kiely, E., Ging, D. ., Kitching, K., & Leane, M. (2021) 'A Source of Anxiety Like Never Before : Unpacking the Irish Print Media Sexualisation of Children Discourse'. TEANGA, 12 .
2020 Kitching, K., Kiely, E., Ging, D. and Leane, M. (2020) 'Parents' encounters with 'the sexualisation of childhood': Paying attention differently?'. Gender and Education, .
2019 Ging, Debbie and Neary, Aoife (2019) 'Gender, Sexuality, and Bullying Special Issue Editorial'. International Journal of Bullying Prevention, .
2019 Ging D; Lynn T.; and Rosati P. (2019) 'Neologising misogyny: Urban Dictionary’s folksonomies of sexual abuse'. New Media and Society, .
2019 Ging D.;Kiely E.;Kitching K.;Leane M. (2019) '#Slane Girl, beauty pageants and padded bras: flashpoints in the sexualisation of children debate in Irish media and political discourse'. Feminist Media Studies, 19 (3):412-427. [DOI]
2019 Lynn, T., Endo, P., Rosati, P., Silva, I, Leoni, G. and Ging, D. (2019) 'Data set for automatic detection of online misogynistic speech'. Data In Brief, .
2018 Ging, Debbie and Siapera, Eugenia (Eds) (2018) 'Special Issue on Online Misogyny'. Feminist Media Studies, .
2017 Ging, Debbie (2017) 'Alphas, Betas, and Incels: Theorizing the Masculinities of the Manosphere'. Men and Masculinities, . [DOI]
2016 Ross K.;Boyle K.;Carter C.;Ging D. (2016) 'Women, Men and News: It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it'. Journalism Studies, :1-22. [DOI]
2017 Ging, Debbie and Garvey, Sarah (2017) '‘Written in these scars are the stories I can’t explain’: A content analysis of pro-ana and thinspiration image sharing on Instagram'. New Media and Society, . [DOI]
2017 Ging, Debbie (2017) '‘Memes, Masculinity and Mancession: Love/Hate’s online metatexts’'. IRISH STUDIES REVIEW (ONLINE), 25 (1).
2016 Ging, D. (2016) '‘It’s a great day for a social revolution’: Panti, Drag and the Politics of Performance in Conor Horgan’s The Queen of Ireland'. Estudios Irlandeses, 11 . [Link]
2016 Ging D.;O’Higgins Norman J. (2016) 'Cyberbullying, conflict management or just messing? Teenage girls’ understandings and experiences of gender, friendship, and conflict on Facebook in an Irish second-level school'. Feminist Media Studies, :1-17. [DOI]
2007 Ging, Debbie (2007) 'All the Rage: Digital Games, Female Violence and the Postfeminisation of Cinema’s New Action Heroines'. 4 .
2005 Debbie Ging (2005) 'A 'manual on masculinity'? The consumption and use of mediated images of masculinity among teenage boys in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 14 :29-52.
2004 Ging, Debbie (2004) 'The Lad from New Ireland: Marginalised, Disaffected and Criminal Masculinities in Contemporary Irish Cinema'. Vol. 3 :*-*.
2003 Ging, Debbie (2003) 'Noises Off: the Unsung Potential of Sound in Cinema '. 2 :*-*.
2019 Ging, Debbie (2019) 'Gender, Sexuality, and Irish Film'. COMPANION TO BRITISH AND IRISH CINEMA, :386-406.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2019 Lynn, T., Endo, P.T., Rosati, P., Silva, I., Leoni, G. and Ging, D. (2019) IEEE Cyber Science 2019 Conference Detecting Hate Speech Online: A Comparison of Machine Learning Approaches for Automatic Misogyny Detection in Urban Dictionary Oxford, United Kingdom, 02/06/2019- 04/06/2019
2021 Ging, D., and Murphy, S. (2021) AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 2021 Tracking the Pilling Pipeline: Limitations, Challenges and a Call for New Methodological Frameworks in Incel and Manosphere Research
2019 Lynn, T.;Endo, P.T.;Rosati, P.;Silva, I.;Santos, G.L.;Ging, D. (2019) 2019 International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment, Cyber SA 2019 A comparison of machine learning approaches for detecting misogynistic speech in urban dictionary [Link] [DOI]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2017 Ging, Debbie (2017) Digital Violence symposium ‘The Politics of Digital Violence: Conceptual Paradoxes and Material Realities’ Angela Ruskin University, 04/11/2017-04/11/2017.
2017 Ging, Debbie (2017) Gender Matters: Educating for Equality?’ Ethical Education Conference ‘¬¬¬Gender Equality in Education: 21st Century Challenges’ Malahide, Dublin, 24/11/2017-24/11/2017.
2018 Ging, Debbie (2018) Portuguese Association for Women Studies (APEM), Online misogyny 'Digital gender hate: understanding the new anti-feminisms' Lisbon, Portugal, 22/06/2018-22/06/2018.
2018 Ging, Debbie (2018) Gender and Me ‘#MeToo, Us and Them: Whither Gender Politics in a Digital, Neoliberal World Order?’ Plymouth Institute of Education and the Institute of Health and Communities (Plymouth University), 04/07/2018-04/07/2018.
2018 Ging, Debbie (2018) Understanding New Rape Cultures ‘Rape culture in a neoliberal world order – something old, something new?’ UCD, Dublin, 14/09/2018-14/09/2018.
2018 Ging, Debbie (2018) Mediated Masculinities: Power and Violence ‘Digital violence in the Manosphere: technology, affect, and the future of gender politics’ University of East Anglia, 18/09/2018-18/09/2018.
2019 Ging, Debbie (2019) Console-ing Passions Neologising misogyny: Urban Dictionary’s folksonomies of sexual abuse Bournemouth University, 11/07/2019-13/07/2019.
2019 Ging, Debbie (2019) EUPOP European Popular Culture Association 'Mainstreaming the Manosphere: Social Media and Circuits of Digital Hate’ University of Limerick, 16/07/2019-18/07/2019.
2019 Debbie Ging (2019) Emerging technologies, social media and the politics of the algorithm Third annual conference of the Centre for Critical Media Literacy Urban Dictionary, algorithmic capitalism and the mainstreaming of misogyny Dublin, 18/10/2019-19/10/2019.
2018 Ging, D., Savage, J.M. and O'Higgins Norman, J. (2018) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference Taking the Temperature: Developing and Piloting an LGBT-Positive School Climate Evaluation Tool for Post-Primary Schools in Ireland Dublin, 18/05/2018-19/05/2018.
2017 Ging D., and Siapera, E. (2017) Digital Violence Symposium The Politics of Digital Violence: Conceptual Paradoxes and Material Realities Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, .
2016 Ging, Debbie (2016) ECREA 2016 6th European Communication Conference Thinstagramming and Meme Culture: a qualitative content analysis of pro-ana image sharing practices on Instagram Prague, 09/11/2016-12/11/2016.
2015 Ging, Debbie (2015) 6th Psychoanalytic Film Festival Men and Masculinities in Cinema APPI/IFPP/Independent Colleges Dublin, 20/01/2015-30/01/2015.
2016 Ging, Debbie (2016) Bullies, Buillied and Bystanders The 'toxic technocultures' of digital media: where bullying and the personalisation of politics overlap Dublin City University, 10/06/2016-10/06/2016.
2016 Ging, Debbie (2016) Mediated Feminisms: Activism and Resistance to gender and sexual violence in the digital age The Manosphere's 'toxic technocultures': social media and the new communicative politics of men's rights UCL Institute of Education, 06/05/2016-06/05/2016.
2016 Ging, Debbie (2016) IAMCR 2016 Memes, Masculinity and the Manosphere: Web 2.0 and the changing communicative politics of the men’s rights movement Leicester, 28/07/2016-28/07/2016.
2015 Ging, Debbie (2015) Console-ing Passions #GamerGate, the Fine Young Capitalists Controversy and the ideological elasticity of online misogyny Dublin, 19/06/2015-22/06/2015.
2014 Ging, Debbie and O’Higgins-Norman, James (2014) Sexualisation and Commercialisation of Children conference ‘It’s all just messing”: a study on girls and cyberbullying in Ireland’ University College Cork, 28/04/2014-29/04/2014.
2014 Ging, Debbie and Nagle, Angela (2014) Self, Selves and Sexualities Conference 2014 'The democratisation of sex? #slanegirl, slut-shaming and online misogyny’ Dublin City University, 12/03/2014-15/03/2014.
2014 Ging, Debbie (2014) Drama on Demand: Perspectives on Contemporary Television Fiction Love / Hate’s metatextual discourses’, paper presented at ‘Drama on Demand: Perspectives on Contemporary Television Fiction Maynooth University, 18/11/2014-18/11/2014.
2014 Ging, Debbie and O’Higgins-Norman, James (2014) ECREA Facebook, gender and conflict online: teenage girls’ understandings and experiences of cyberbullying in an Irish second-level school Lisbon, Portugal, 12/11/2014-15/11/2014.
2013 Ging, Debbie (2013) SUMMERCULTURE 2013 National & Transnational Cultural Flows & Place From Gaels to gangsters: changing representations of masculinity in Irish film and television NUI Maynooth, 30/06/2013-14/07/2013.
2013 Ging, Debbie (2013) EUPOP 2013 - Second annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA) What Richard and Michel Did: discourses on middle-class masculinity and violence in recent European popular culture Turku, Finland, 31/07/2013-02/08/2013.
2013 Ging, Debbie (2013) FILM AND MEDIA 2013: THE PLEASURES OF THE SPECTACLE - The Third Annual London Film and Media Conference The Spectacle of Male Linguistic Anxiety in Recent Irish Cinema London, 27/06/2013-29/06/2013.
2013 Ging, Debbie and O'Higigns-Norman, James (2013) IAMCR 2013: Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders Social media crisis? Girls’ understandings and experiences of cyberbullying in an Irish second-level school DCU, Dublin, 25/06/2013-29/06/2013.
2013 O'Higgins Norman, James and Ging, Debbie (2013) Stalking, Cyber Space and Young People ‘Teenage Girls Understanding and Experiences of Cyberbullying’ University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 18/10/2013-18/10/2013.
2012 Ging, Debbie (2012) Media Diversity in Theory and Practice: Symposium and Workshop Discussant on Media and Diversity in Europe: Recent Research symposium Dublin City University, Ireland, 02/02/2012-02/02/2012.
2012 Ging, Debbie (2012) UCD School of English Seminar Series Men and Masculinities in Irish Cinema UCD, Dublin, 21/11/2012-21/11/2012.
2012 Ging, Debbie (2012) Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture 1990-2010 Changing Images of Masculinity? A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Irish-Mediated Advertising Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway, 23/09/2012-25/09/2012.
2011 Ging, Debbie (2011) UCD Women's Studies Centre Public Seminar Series 'Sex Positive Feminism: libidinal liberation or sexual disempowerment?' UCD, Dublin, 24/02/2011-24/02/2011.
2011 Ging, Debbie, Judge, Miriam and Morgan, Trish (2011) CESI Computer Education Society of Ireland, ‘ICT in Education - Changing Landscapes’ conference Using Someone Else's Shoes in the Classroom Portlaoise, Ireland, 05/02/2011-06/02/2011.
2011 Ging, Debbie and Judge, Miriam (2011) Diverse conference ‘Piloting a Digital Game for Educating about Migration: Initial Feedback from the Classroom’ Dublin City University, Ireland, 28/06/2011-30/06/2011.
2011 Ging, Debbie (2011) ‘Sex on the Screen’ Dublin University Gender Equality Society seminar TCD, Dublin, 18/10/2011-18/10/2011.
2011 Ging, Debbie (2011) Ubuntu Network, Dialogue Day 5: Media Stories and Messages – Critical Media Literacy for Development Education 'Using film and media as pedagogical tools in education' NCAD, Dublin, 28/02/2011-28/02/2011.
2011 Ging, Debbie and Judge, Miriam (2011) Games, Learning and Society conference 2011 ‘Developing and Piloting a Digital Game for Educating about Migration' Madison Wisconsin, US, 15/06/2011-17/06/2011.
2010 Ging, Debbie and Flynn, Roddy (2010) ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association) ‘Written on the Skin: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Irish-Mediated Advertising's Treatment of Male and Female Ageing’ Hamburg, Germany, 12/10/2010-15/10/2010.
2010 Ging, Debbie (2010) Irish Masculinities: An Interdisciplinary Conference Boys on Film: Irish Cinema's Challenge to Myths of Irish Manhood since the 1970s Institute of Irish Studies, Queens University, Belfast, 26/02/2010-27/02/2010.
2010 Ging, Debbie and Judge, Miriam (2010) CESI Computer Education Society of Ireland, Creative Technology in Challenging Times ‘Developing a 'serious game' for educating about migration and interculturalism in Ireland’ Portlaoise, Ireland, 05/02/2010-06/02/2010.
2010 Ging, Debbie (2010) Self, Selves and Sexualities Conference Sex-positive Feminism: Redemptive Liberation or Self Disempowerment? Dublin City University, 19/03/2010-20/03/2010.
2010 Ging, Debbie and Judge, Miriam (2010) Migrant Lives: Past, Present and Future Mapping the pedagogical, technical, philosophical and creative processes involved in the development of a prototype game on migration Dublin City University, 08/04/2010-08/04/2010.
2010 Ging, D., Cronin, Michael and O’Donnell, Katherine (2010) IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures) ‘Into the future, into the past: sexuality, history and Irish literary and cultural studies’ (joint panel presentation) NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 26/07/2010-30/07/2010.
2010 Ging, Debbie (2010) Visualising Ireland: Visualising Gender symposium ‘Transitional spaces? A study of gender representations in Irish-mediated advertising’ Humanities Research Institute UCD, 05/06/2010-06/06/2010.
2009 Ging, Debbie (2009) British Sociological Association, Ageing, Body and Society Study Group Conference: 'Gender, Ageing and the Body ' Written on the Skin? A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Irish-Mediated Advertising's Treatment of Male and Female Ageing British Library Conference Centre, London, 20/07/2009-20/07/2009.
2008 Ging, Debbie (2008) NUIM Centre for Media Studies Lecture Series 2008 All-Consuming Images: Consumerism, Media Commercialisation and the Reconstruction of Gender in Contemporary Ireland NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 05/03/2008-05/03/2008.
2008 Ging, Debbie, Titley, Gavan and Lentin, Alanna (2008) 1968: Impact and Implications. BSA Theory Study Group Conference in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for Social Research All-consuming images: postfeminisms reconstruction of gender identities and relations, as part of panel entitled Subverting Radicality Birkbeck, University of London, 03/07/2008-04/07/2008.
2008 Ging, Debbie and Tuite, Declan (2008) ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association,2nd European Communication Conference) Someone Elses Shoes: Developing a serious game for educating about immigration and cultural education in Ireland Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 25/11/2008-28/11/2008.
2007 Ging, Debbie (2007) IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research) 50th Anniversary conference New Lads or Protest Masculinities?: An Audience Study of the Meanings of Male Marginalisation in Contemporary Irish Film Paris, France, 23/07/2007-25/07/2007.
2007 Ging, Debbie (2007) Mediating New Ireland: 3rd annual conference of the Irish Media Research Network All-Consuming Images: New Gender Formations in Post-Celtic-Tiger Ireland Digital Hub, Dublin, Ireland, 15/06/2007-15/06/2007.
2005 Ging, Debbie (2005) Double Vision: Liminal Irish Identities Invisible Voices, Inaudible Images: the Representation / Articulation of Marginalised Identities in Contemporary Irish Cinema UCD, Dublin, 18/03/2005-20/03/2005.
2005 Ging, Debbie (2005) Gender and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Exploration, 18th annual conference of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (UK & Ireland) All the Rage: Postfeminism, Girl Power and Female Violence in Contemporary Mass Media University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 09/09/2005-11/09/2005.
2005 Ging, Debbie (2005) Colloquium on Globalization, Culture and Civil Society Globalization and the Representation of Marginalised Identities in Contemporary Irish Cinema DIT Dundalk, 08/02/2005-08/02/2005.
2005 Ging, Debbie (2005) Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference 2005 Exploring Masculinity in Contemporary Irish Cinema: An Audience Perspective (part of joint panel presentation entitled 'Gender in Irish Cinema: A Comparative Framework for Analysis' Institute of Education, London, 31/03/2005-03/04/2005.
2004 Ging, Debbie (2004) Boys, Men and Masculinities Conference Masculinity and the Media: A Study of Male Transition Year Students in Ireland Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin, 02/04/2004-02/04/2004.
2003 Ging, Debbie and Malcolm, Jackie (2003) 'What's the Culture in Multiculturalism? What's the Difference of Identities?' 'Media Models of Interculturalism in Ireland' University of Aarhus, Denmark, 22/05/2003-24/05/2003.
2002 Ging, Debbie (2002) Spanish Cinema Lecture Series Representations of Masculinity in the films of Bigas Luna Irish Film Institute, Dublin, 30/04/2002-30/04/2002.
2002 Ging, Debbie, Malcolm, Jackie and Connolly, Maeve (2002) Forum on Media and Interculturalism Introduction: Working Group on Media and Interculturalism Dublin City University, 21/03/2002-22/03/2002.
2000 Ging, Debbie (2000) Cultures in Transition (Joint Faculty of Humanities Interdisciplinary Conference) Ireland and its Others: Racism, Modernity and Multiculturalism in Cinema Dublin City University, 18/02/2000-19/02/2000.
1998 Ging, Debbie (1998) Celebrate Eisenstein The Politics of Sound and Image: Eisenstein, Artifice and Acoustic Montage in Contemporary Feminist Cinema UCD, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, 02/12/1998-05/12/1998.

Published Report

Year Publication
2008 Ging, Debbie and Flynn, Roddy (2008) Background paper on the Stereotyping of Women in Advertising in Irish Media. The Equality Authority, .
2015 Kiely, Elizabeth, Ging, Debbie, Kitching, Karl and Leane, Máire (2015) The Sexualisation and Commercialisation of Children in Ireland: an exploratory study. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, .
2009 Flynn, Roddy and Ging, Debbie (2009) Representations Of People With Disability In Irish Broadcast Media. National Disability Authority / Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, .


Year Publication
2018 Ging, D;Siapera, E (2018) Special issue on online misogyny INTRODUCTION. ABINGDON: ED [DOI]
2016 Ging, D (2016) Queen of Ireland (Conor Horgan 2015). BARCELONA: ED

Other Journal

Year Publication
2021 Kiely, E., Ging, D. ., Kitching, K., & Leane, M. (2021) 'A Source of Anxiety Like Never Before: Unpacking the Irish Print Media Sexualisation of Children Discourse' TEANGA, the Journal of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, .
2012 Ging, Debbie and Canning, Laura (2012) 'From Rural Electrification to Rural Pornification: Sensation’s Poetics of Dehumanisation' .
2010 Ging, Debbie and Judge, Miriam (2010) 'Someone Else's Shoes: Developing a 'serious game' for educating about migration and cultural integration in Ireland' .
2010 Ging, Debbie (2010) ''Padded bras will never empower young girls'' .
2009 Flynn, Roddy and Ging, Debbie (2009) 'Representations Of People With Disability In Irish Broadcast Media' .
2007 Ging, Debbie (2007) 'Society is complicit in turning girls into sex objects ' .
2007 Ging, Debbie (2007) 'The Celtic Chick-flick: How About You (2007) and PS I Love You I (2007)' .
2007 Ging, D., Lawless, K., Pearson-Evans, A., Mulcahy, C. and Rogers, P (2007) 'DCU Finglas for Diversity Project Report: First steps in community-university partnership: lessons from the Dublin City University Finglas for Diversity initiative' .
2006 Ging, Debbie (2006) 'Review of Capital Letters, Irish Cinema 2006: Year in Review ' 2 .
2006 Ging, Debbie (2006) 'Masculinity in Contemporary Irish Cinema, Irish Cinema 2005: Year in Review' 1 .
2002 Ging, D., Connolly, M. and Malcolm, J. (2002) 'Report on the Forum on Media and Interculturalism, Dublin City University, 21st and 22nd March, 2002. ' .
2001 Ging, Debbie (2001) 'All About Adam? Postfeminist apathy in the Irish film industry' Issue 44 :50-51.
2001 Ging, Debbie (2001) 'Men Behaving Predictably? The new 'masculinity crisis' films' Issue 44 :50-51.
2000 Ging, Debbie (2000) 'Partners in Crime. Interview with writer-director Fintan Connolly and producer Fiona Bergin' Issue 41 :26-28.
1999 Ging, Debbie (1999) 'Some Prefer Cake: homosexual identities in contemporary cinema' Issue 37 :58-59.
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Employer Position From / To
Tallaght Institute of Technology Lecturer - 30/12/1998
Dublin City University Lecturer 30/12/1999 -
Dublin Institute of Technology Lecturer - 30/12/1998
Espace Vidéo Européen (MEDIA I) Conference Coordinator - 31/10/1995


Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Dublin City University Ph.D. Irish film studies / audience research
Dublin City University B.A. Languages (translation and interpreting)
Dublin City University M.A. Film and Television Studies


Language Reading Writing Speaking
Irish Basic Basic Basic
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Functional Functional
Spanish Functional Basic Functional

Other Activities


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.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Parents, Cyberbullying and Technology: Training for future experts in bullying prevention and intervention DCU PI 01/09/2021 31/01/2022
Developing and Piloting an Online Sexual Abuse Guideline and Workshop for Under-18s in London, Toronto and Dublin, 2020 - 2021 Ireland PI 01/01/2021 30/06/2022
Anti-women online movements: understanding pathways and patterns of participation Ireland PI 01/02/2022 30/01/2025
Publication Assistance Fund Award for Debbie Ging DCU PI 01/03/2009 28/02/2010
Tracking the Online Contagion of Incel and Male Supremacist Ideology DCU PI 01/10/2021 30/09/2022
Gender Equality and Gaming DCU PI 01/09/2020 31/08/2022
IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2015 to John Moran DCU PI 01/10/2015 30/09/2017
Taking the Temperature: Schools Inclusivity Climate Survey DCU PI 02/12/2016 01/12/2017
RAP Career Start Award DCU PI 01/06/2008 31/08/2010
2013 IRC Govt of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme award to Kirsty Park DCU PI 01/10/2013 30/09/2015
Background paper on stereotyping and use of negative or degrading images of women in advertising DCU PI 01/11/2007 01/02/2008
Conference Support for `Media in Crisis, Democracy in Crisis?` DCU PI 01/05/2013 30/04/2014
TESIC DCU PI 01/03/2016 30/11/2016

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Murphy ,Shane PhD Supervisor
Desmond ,Stephen Albert PhD-track Supervisor

Internal Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
Internal Dr. James O'Higgins Norman National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre Academic

External Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
External Dr. Stephane Baele University of Exeter Academic
External Dr. Joshua Roose Deakin University, Melbourne Academic
External Dr. Michael Flood Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Academic
External Emma Murphy The Turning Institute Industry
External Prof. Karen Ross Northumbria University Academic
External Prof. Jessica Ringrose UCL, Institute of Education Academic
External Sandra Irwin-Gowran GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) Academic

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2020 Film Theory and History CM524
2022 Gender and Sexuality in Digital Culture CM587
2022 Film, History and Theory CM286
2020 Television Drama CM581
2022 Television Drama CM3001
2022 Gender and Sexuality in Digital Culture CM580