The e-Marketplace of the Self: Understanding Influencer Representation of the Authentic Self

JCURA - Faculty of Social Sciences, JCURA 2022 - Faculty of Social Sciences, JCURA 2022 Anthropology


Research Poster


Research Presentation

Student Biography

Sascha Clazie-Thomson

Sascha Clazie-Thomson

Undergraduate Student

Sascha Clazie-Thomson (He/Him) is a fourth-year student in Anthropology and Economics. Through his studies, Sascha has developed an interest in the intersections of qualitative and quantitative research. Specifically he has developed a desire to better understand how cultural and personal beliefs aggregate to form overarching behavioural trends. Sascha hopes to use the knowledge that he has developed throughout his degrees to pursue postgraduate work relating to both qualitative and quantitive analysis.


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  1. Daromir Rudnyckyj

    Nice work, Sascha! I really like your observation that influencers constantly seek to align their public and private selves. This calls into question assumptions that the virtual is somehow less real or authentic than the real.

  2. Randy Klarenbach

    Interesting stuff, seems sensible but it is worth pointing out sensible stuff nonetheless.


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