Alexis de Coning
PhD Student
Media Studies

Alexis de Coning is a South African immigrant to the United States, and a doctoral candidate in the Media Studies department. Her dissertation considers the history and development of the men's rights movement, and focuses on the movement's transition from print to digital media from 1990 - 2010. Alexis uses qualitative interviews, ethnography, textual analysis and archival research to analyze how men's rights discourses have changed or persisted across the movement's history. Her broader research interests include the public sphere and democratic theory, online communities and internet history. Alexis is also a fellow with the CU Dialogues program, where she facilitates dialogues on difficult or controversial topics, enabling participants to engage with a range of perspectives and experiences.