AVERT International Speakers Series with VOX-Pol Coordinator, Prof. Maura Conway

VOX-Pol Coordinator, Prof. Maura Conway, will be presenting at AVERT’s (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) International Speaker Series on Wednesday, 9 December, 2020.

The event is hosted online and you can register at this link.

The talk is titled ‘Determining the Role of the Internet in Right-wing Extremism and Terrorism: Nine Suggestions for Progressing Research’. In 2016, Maura Conway’s article ‘Determining the Role of the Internet in Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Six Suggestions for Progressing Research‘ appeared in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. It’s now the third most read article in the journal’s 40-year history. That article, if not wholly explicitly, was certainly implicitly focused on so-called ‘Islamic State’s’ online activity. In her presentation, she will re-work her ‘Six Suggestions’ with a focus on the role of the Net in right-wing extremism and terrorism. In addition to her calls for widening, comparing, deepening, up-scaling, outreaching, and gendering, she’s also got three new suggestions regarding visuals, platforms, and ethics.

The AVERT Research Network, of which Prof. Conway is an International Advisory Board member, is a multidisciplinary research initiative based at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. You can follow their events at this link and on Twitter @AvertResNet.

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