Tackling gender bias in book reviews

A team of undergraduate students with the NovelTM team at McGill University has launched a new website looking at gender bias in book reviewing. The interns came to the table with various interests and areas of expertise — from social justice, women’s studies and literature to computer science and linguistics — but they shared a concern for gender equality. They…

Goodreads v. Amazon

What difference does book-selling make for book reviews? This is the topic of a new paper accepted at the International Conference on Web and Social Media 2015 (ICWSM) co-authored by NovelTM director Andrew Piper with NovelTM student Stefan Dimitrov and collaborator Derek Ruths of the Network Dynamics Lab. Looking at 2.5 million reviews from the two platforms,…