Dr Paloma Viejo Otero


Paloma Viejo Otero is a Senior Research Assistant at DCU Anti-Bullying Centre for FUSE. Paloma’s doctorate explores the notion of hate speech, models of hate speech regulation, and how social media governs hate speech.

Paloma’s research on hate speech led her to work with the Council of Europe, where she co-produced the ‘Yes We Can Manual ‘for the youth Department of Council of Europe. This manual aims to produce counter-narratives to diminish, counter or neutralize the attraction and impact of hateful narratives, within the framework of the ‘No Hate Speech ‘campaign. She obtained her MPhil in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict from Trinity College Dublin, and holds a MA in Culture Studies and Arts Management from the Instituto de Investigacion Ortega y Gasset in Spain.

Paloma also has extensive professional experience in the public and not-for-profit sector such as; the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sudan and Guatemala; UNESCO, Migrants Right Center Dublin; and the Peter McVerry Trust, Dublin.

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Research Areas

Hate speech, hate, social media governance, bullying, cultural studies