VOX-Pol Summer School 2022

VOX-Pol Summer School 2022

4 – 8 July 2022, Swansea University, Singleton Campus

Course Directors: Prof. Maura Conway; Prof. Stuart Macdonald

Academic Lead: Dr. Joe Whittaker

Call for participants

VOX-Pol’s 2022 Summer School will be hosted by Swansea University. This week-long course will run from Monday 4 to Friday 8 July 2022 (from 9am-5pm) and is designed to provide postgraduate students and early-career researchers with an expert-led curriculum on the role of the Internet in violent extremism and terrorism.

The course will include a range of teaching and learning styles, including lectures, workshops, and small-group activities. It will cover a range of issues and topics, such as: how violent extremists use the Internet; exploitation of online platforms; how we respond to this threat; research methods; ethics; and gender perspectives.

This programme will run entirely face-to-face, barring any significant changes with COVID-19.

Confirmed speakers

Prof. Maura Conway (Dublin City University; Swansea University)

Prof. Cori Dauber (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Dr. Julian Droogan (Macquarie University)

Dr. Michael S. Waltman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Ross Frenett (Moonshot CVE)

Dr. Suraj Lakhani (Sussex University)

Dr. Lizz Pearson (Royal Holloway University)

Dr. Ashley Mattheis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

How to apply

To be eligible, you must be a PhD student researching a relevant topic or an early career researcher (i.e., have completed a PhD in the last two years) seeking to pivot to conduct research in this area. Professional tasked with responding to online extremism and terrorism may also be considered for admission.

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter outlining your motivation to: j.j.whittaker@swansea.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is 22 April 2022.

We will aim to notify participants whether they have been successful by 13 May 2022

There is no registration fee.

Travel Funding

Participants will be expected to pay for their own travel and accommodation.

A small amount of funding is available to reimburse students with a portion of their costs. If you would like to apply for this, please indicate that this is the case in your cover letter and include an estimate of travel and accommodation costs. Because this is a small pot, we ask that if you do have institutional funds available that you draw from them first.

If you are attending the Terrorism and Social Media Conference the week before, there is also a bursary for PhD students and ECRs available.

For information on previous VOX-Pol Summer Schools,  see the event pages for 2019 in Dublin (includes selected presentations), 2016 in Budapest, and 2014 in Dublin (includes the public lecture).


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