Sean Doody is a doctoral student of sociology at George Mason University who studies political economy, digital sociology, and right-wing radicalism on digital platforms.

His dissertation focuses on digital rightist cultures and the strategies rightists deploy on the internet and social media to produce and disseminate their political ideologies and gain influence, with an emphasis on the contradictory use of myth and rationality in legitimizing their staunchly inegalitarian political objectives.

His research uses a mixture of computational and qualitative methods, particularly natural language processing, topic modeling, and latent factor models, as well as social network analysis and digital ethnography.