Publications, Grants, Science Communication

Work in progress

  • Stahel Lea & Katja Rost. Digital mobs, bribery, and lawsuits: External pressure on journalists and its perceived effects on journalistic work. (manuscript in preparation)
  • Stahel Lea & Katharina Lobinger. Who are the observers of online hate? Characterization of a central group in the fight against hate speech using a Swiss population survey. (manuscript in preparation)
  • Stahel Lea & Sebastian Weingartner. The social structuration and political orientations of producers and victims of online hostility: integrating social media and survey data. (under review)
  • Stahel Lea & Sebastian Weingartner. Can legal sanctions reduce cyberviolence? How changes in cost–benefit calculations and norm neutralizations affect self-censorship. (under review)
  • Stahel Lea & Dirk Baier. The relationship between age and well-being in relation to different roles of online hate speech: nationally representative survey in Switzerland. (under review)
  • Stahel Lea. Gender, ethnicity or attention economics? Why public figures are targeted hostilely through digital channels. (under review)
  • Stahel Lea. What drives aggressive online behavior among adults? A literature review and explanatory model integrating individual, situational, and social status determinants. (under review, for the Routledge International Handbook of Online Deviance)

Journal Publications (peer reviewed)

  • Stahel Lea, & Rost Katja (2022). Hostile-emotional excess of zeal in public social media: A case study of an online firestorm against an organization. Rationality & Society, 0(0): https://doi.org/10.1177/10434631221131258
  • Stahel, L. (2022). Pressured by the pandemic? Druckversuche und Einflussnahmen auf Journalist:innen während Covid19 in der Schweiz. (to be published in Jahrbuch der Medien)

  • Stahel, L. (2021). Ein lokales Ereignis im globalen Fokus: Das Zusammenfallen geografischer, zeitlicher, und sozialer Räume in der medialen Verbreitung einer Handschlagverweigerung. Special Issue in der Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft, 29(1): 39–59.

  • Stahel, L. & Schön, C. (2019). Female journalists under attack? Explaining gender differences in reactions to audiences' attacks. New Media & Society: 1461444819885333
  • Rost, K., Stahel, L., & Frey, Bruno S. (2016). Digital Social Norm Enforcement: Online Firestorms in Social Media. PLoS ONE 11(6).
  • Stahel, L., & Cohrs, C. (2015). Socially Shared Representations of the Israel-Palestine Conflict: An Exploration among Conflict Outsiders. conflict & communication online, 14(1): 1-19.

Book chapters

  • Cohrs, C., Uluğ, M., Stahel, L., &  Kışlıoğlua, R. (2015). Ethos of Conflict and Beyond: Differentiating Social Representations of Conflict. In: E. Halperin & K. Sharvit, The Social Psychology of Intractable Conflicts, Peace Psychology Book Series, Vol. 27:33-45. Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Conference Proceedings

Reports

  • Stahel Lea. Sexistische und LGBTIQ*-feindliche Online-Hassrede im Kontext von Kindern und Jugendlichen. SuchtMagazin, 5(47), 4-8.
  • Stahel, Lea & Jakoby Nina (2021). Sexistische und LGBTIQ*-feindliche Online-Hassrede im Kontext von Kindern und Jugendlichen: Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen und Gegenmassnahmen. [Sexist and anti-LGBTIQ* online hate speech in the context of children and youth: Scientific foundations and countermeasures.] Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA, Federal Social Insurance Office FSIO/Platform Jugend und Medien (p. 1-78). Mar 26.
  • Stahel, Lea (2020). Status quo und Massnahmen zu rassistischer Hassrede im Internet: Übersicht und Empfehlungen. [Status quo and countermeasures on racist hate speech on the Internet: Overview and Recommendations.] Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA, Office for Combating Racism (p. 1-71). Aug 26.

Academic qualification works

Grants

  • 2021-2022. Forschungsprojekt. Digitale Mobs, Bestechung, Klagedrohung: Wie lässt sich die externe Einflussnahme auf Journalist*innen in der Schweiz erklären? Fonds zur Förderung des Akademischen Nachwuchses (FAN), Universität Zürich: CHF 50’000.
  • 2021-2022. Forschungsprojekt (mit Dr. Sebastian Weingartner & Prof. Dr. Dirk Baier), Wer «hasst» wie oft in der digitalen Schweiz? Ausmass von digitaler Hassrede und seine sozialstrukturellen Grundlagen (Bundesamt für Kommunikation, BAKOM): CHF 50'000.
  • 2018-2021. Research Project (with Sebastian Weingartner). Online aggression: An integrative view on determinants and possible countermeasures. Swiss National foundation, Digital Lives: CHF 87'170.

Public communication

 

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Invited to present/speak

  • Giving 3h-workshop on "Scientific foundations of online hate speech" for the Beratungsnetz für Rassismusopfer. (June 22 and Sept 28 2021, Berne).
  • Presentation: Sexismus und LGBTIQ*-Feindlichkeit bei Kindern und Jugendlichen im Internet. Event Netzwerk Medienkompetenz Schweiz of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, FDHA (Federal Social Insurance Office FSIO/Platform Jugend und Medien). (Nov 24 2021, Berne).
  • Presentation: Hassrede im Internet: Was ist das und wie wird dagegen vorgegangen? [Hate speech on the Internet: What is it and how is it countered?] Kick-off Hassrede im Netz by the Federal Department of Home Affairs, FDHA (Office for Combating Racism). (Aug 25 2021, Berne).
  • Panel discussion on online privacy and information disclosure, in film cycle "Nothing to hide"; invited by the data protection officer of Zurich (Jan 14 2020, Zurich).
  • Round Table "Hate Speech" by the Frauenzentrale Zürich (Bulletin (PDF, 217 KB) Dec 2019)
  • Workshop "Rassismus im Netz" by the Fachstelle für Rassismusbekämpfung (FRB) des Eidgenössischen Departements to present on Online hate speech (Dec 11 2018, Bern).

  • Center of Advanced Internet Studies to advise on and discuss an online tool that helps victims of hate speech (Sept 25 2018, Bochum, Germany).
  • Weltethos Schweiz (Dialogtische «À table!») to discuss about Hate speech: The boundaries of free expression (March 2018, Zurich).
  • HSG St.Gallen to present and discuss on Unleashed scandals, collective outrage, and online aggression: How a digital society enforces social norms (Nov 2017 and Nov 2018, St.Gallen).
  • Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut to discuss in a workshop on Die Zukuft zivilgesellschaftlicher Partizipation: Gemeinschaft und Gemeinnutzen in einem postindustriellen Zeitalter (Oct 2017, Zurich).
  • SRF ARENA as expert on politically motivated hate on the Internet
  • 186th meeting of the Schweizerische Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft SGG to present on Solidarity in the digital age: Do social media strengthen or threaten social cohesion? (June 2017, Obwalden).
  • freie uni zürich to speak at a panel discussion on Hate on the Internet (PDF, 62 KB) (Dec 2016, Zurich).
  • Annual general meeting of the employers association See & Gaster to present on Social media - Opportunities and risks for employers (March 2015, Schmerikon).

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