Marthinus Stander Conradie holds a PhD in inferential pragmatics from the University of the Free State (South Africa), where he is currently employed at the Department of English. His research interests emanate from Foucauldian discourse analysis and its application to everyday political argumentation, the construction of race and racism as well as whiteness. His publications include analyses of South African students’ online discussions of personal experiences of racial discrimination and micro-aggressions on university campuses, citizens’ online deliberations via asynchronous news forums, as well as media depictions of Africa in print advertising. Presently, his strongest interests centre on blame attribution and political argumentation in online spaces where racial dynamics are implicitly or explicitly at stake.