Katherine Cross

Katherine is a sociologist and PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City who studies antisocial behavior online. Her work has appeared in Time Magazine, the Guardian, Boing Boing, Rewire, Bitch Magazine, and numerous other outlets; she is also a widely published videogame critic and a weekly columnist at Gamasutra. Her interests are a matryoshka doll of nerdery, through which she strives to make feminism geekier in little ways every day.


If I could eradicate one societal ill, it would be fear, hatred, and exploitation of sex workers.

When I’m alone, I like to play Civilisation V while I drink Scotch and tweet.

The three women, dead or alive, I most want to see square off on Jeopardy are Virginia Woolf, Murasaki Shikibu, and Sylvia Rivera.

*Photo credit: Terence Tolman

Katherine's articles


legacy of hate

The Rise Of The ‘Alt Right’ And Religious Right Are Chillingly Similar

Katherine Cross

Republicans will cater to white nationalists, just as they did to evangelicals.


arsenal of democracy

The Internet Fueled White Rage, But It Can Help Conquer It Too

Katherine Cross

Trump has metastasized a movement against democracy. What now?



Are Progressives Being Played By WikiLeaks And Julian Assange?

Katherine Cross

The Clinton and Podesta leaks raise this, and other, chilling questions.



We Already Know The Racism Of Trump’s ‘Rigged Election’ Talk

Katherine Cross

But the historical precedent is more disturbing than many imagine.



The Real Reason Conservatives Have Finally Turned Against Trump

Katherine Cross

How vulgarity against white women pushed Republicans over the edge.

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sorry, not sorry

We Must Not Become Clinton Apologists

Katherine Cross

We can avoid misogyny while critiquing Clinton’s choices.


trolling station

How Online Harassment Is Setting The Tone For The 2016 Election

Katherine Cross

Elections are rough, but thanks to the internet, this one’s particularly toxic.

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i, fem-bot

When Robots Are An Instrument Of Male Desire

Katherine Cross

The way we treat AI reveals a lot about how we view human women and laborers.