VOX-Pol Summer School 2024: Call for Participants

VOX-Pol Summer School ’24 – Call for Participants

10 – 14 June 2024, Swansea University, Singleton Campus

Course Directors: Prof. Maura Conway; Prof. Stuart Macdonald
Academic Lead: Dr Joe Whittaker

Swansea University is delighted to, once again, host the VOX-Pol Summer School in 2024. This week-long course will run from Monday 10 to Friday 14 June 2024 (from 9am-5pm) and is designed to provide early career researchers with an expert-led curriculum on the role of the Internet in violent extremism.

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 and analysis; ethics; and gender perspectives.

2022 Summer School Testimonials

“As a PhD student, the Vox Pol Summer School was a great experience that allowed me to learn about the current and future state of research from experts in online extremism, form ongoing research collaborations, and integrate myself into a developing international network of new and emerging scholars”

“The summer school was a fantastic academic experience, greatly contributing to my knowledge on online extremism and offering the much-needed opportunity to network with fellow early career researchers”

Confirmed speakers

How to apply

To be eligible, you must be a PhD student, or have completed a PhD within the previous two years; or be an early-career professional tasked in the field of extremism.
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 1 March 2024.
We will aim to notify participants whether they have been successful by 12 April 2024.
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.