About us

Project Figleaf is based at the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Jennifer Saul
Waterloo Chair in Social and Political Philosophy of Language
Department of Philosophy

Jennifer Saul is a philosopher who has extensively studied racist and deceptive language. Her forthcoming book, Dogwhistles and Figleaves (Oxford University Press, 2024) explores the function of these devices in spreading racism and conspiracy theories over the last few decades, and theorises these devices from the perspective of philosophy of language.
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Ray Drainville
Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business

Ray Drainville is a scholar of Visual Studies who explores the ways that images spread online. He has worked on racist and sexist imagery, and on visual dogwhistles.
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Department of Philosophy
Hagey Hall of the Humanities
200 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Jennifer.saul AT Waterloo.ca