Presenting VOX-Pol’s 2021 Year in Review
March 22, 2022
VOX-Pol has just published Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online in 2021: The Year in Review, authored by Maura Conway (Dublin City University), Amy Louise Watkin (University of the West of Scotland), and Seán Looney (University of Exeter). This year’s report was produced via RAN Policy Support, and funded by the European Commission. About the report The 2021 Year in Review treats developments in ...
The VOX-Pol Blog Turns Seven
October 27, 2021
The VOX-Pol Blog was launched in October 2014 and turned seven years old this month. To celebrate this, VOX-Pol has been tweeting the all-time most-read posts. The all-time top five are: 5. The Far Right Online: An Overview of Recent Studies by Reem Ahmed and Daniela Pisoiu, published 13 Nov 2019 This Blog post is ...
The Top Five Most-Read VOX-Pol Blog Posts of 2021
August 27, 2021
From September 2020 to July 2021, VOX-Pol published 48 Blog posts covering many aspects of online extremism and terrorism. The events of 6 January 2021 in the US Capitol building led to a big increase in traffic to the VOX-Pol online platforms, and total page views this year has increased 30% on the previous year. ...
Watch the VOX-Pol Webinar on ‘Terrorism Informatics’
April 7, 2021
In March 2021, VOX-Pol published four Blog posts on the topic of ‘Terrorism Informatics’. The series covers A Framework for Researchers, Identifying Extremist Networks, Analysing Extremist Content, and Predicting Extremist Behaviour. The Blogs are written by Matti Pohjonen, a Researcher for a Finnish Academy-funded project on Digital Media Platforms and Social Accountability (MAPS) and VOX-Pol Fellow. Following the four ...
VOX-Pol in the News
January 25, 2021
VOX-Pol expertise has been featured in the news since the storming of the United States Capitol on 6 January 2021. The events, which led to five deaths, sparked a discussion about online deplatforming. VOX-Pol Fellows, such as JM Berger, Bharath Ganesh, Sam Jackson and Maura Conway have been quoted in The New York Times, VOX, ...
AVERT International Speakers Series with VOX-Pol Coordinator, Prof. Maura Conway
November 30, 2020
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 ...
VOX-Pol Coordinator Joins Journal for Deradicalization Editorial Board
November 23, 2020
The Journal for Deradicalization (JD) has announced that Prof. Maura Conway has joined their Editorial Board. JD is the only independent and peer reviewed online journal about processes of radicalisation and the theory and practice of deradicalisation globally.  In a tweet thanking the journal’s editor for the invitation to join the Board, Prof. Conway reaffirmed her commitment to open access academic publishing. ...
New on VOX-Pol’s Researcher Resources: Jobs, Fellowships and Internships
September 1, 2020
After the successful launch of Researcher Resources on the VOX-Pol website in May 2020, we are pleased to add a new section: Jobs, Fellowships and Internships. Open positions will be added to the Jobs, Fellowships and Internships page as they become available, with a link to the original posting and their closing dates. The new page is a way ...
The Top 5 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2020
August 26, 2020
The VOX-Pol Blog posts weekly on Wednesdays and takes a break every August. Instead of posting in August, we like to highlight the most-read blog posts of the previous year. Fifty-one posts were published between August 2019 and July 2020, some were published simultaneously in multiple languages. Forty-six were in English, two in German, two ...
VOX-Pol’s Coordinator Maura Conway Joins Swansea University’s Legal Innovation Lab
August 5, 2020
On Friday 31 July it was announced that VOX-Pol Coordinator, Professor Maura Conway, will join the Legal Innovation Lab Wales, an initiative within Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. Maura Conway is Professor of International Security in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) and Project Coordinator of the ...