Sophie Maddocks

Sophie Maddocks

Sophie Maddocks
  • Doctoral Student

Sophie Maddocks is a researcher, teacher and digital rights advocate. Particularly concerned with online gender-based violence, Maddocks has produced research on "revenge porn," deep fakes and trolling.

Sophie Maddocks is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication. She is broadly interested in cyber civil rights, gender and sexuality, youth media literacy, and popular culture.

Her current work examines individual, organizational and legislative responses to image-based online abuse. Through Fellowships at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Center for Media at Risk, Maddocks conducts research that’s qualitative, participatory and youth-led. Maddocks holds an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School where she was a Fulbright Scholar; a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Warwick; and a B.A. in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Before joining the Annenberg School, Maddocks held various teaching and advocacy roles in the British education system.


  • B.A., University of Cambridge, 2012
  • P.G.C.E., University of Warwick, 2014
  • M.A., The New School, 2018

Selected Publications