Dublin City University and VOX-Pol (Network of Excellence for Research on Violent Online Political Extremism)
Dr. Maura Conway is Professor of International Security in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) in Dublin, Ireland and Coordinator of VOX-Pol, a EU-funded project on violent online political extremism (voxpol.eu). Prof. Conway’s principal research interests are in the area of terrorism and the Internet, including cyberterrorism, the functioning and effectiveness of violent political extremist online content, and violent online radicalisation. She is the author of over 40 articles and chapters in her specialist area(s). Her research has appeared in, amongst others, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Media, War & Conflict, Parliamentary Affairs, and Social Science Computer Review. Prof. Conway has presented her findings before the United Nations in New York, the Commission of the European Union in Brussels, the Club de Madrid, and elsewhere, and is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Europol’s Counter-terrorism Centre.
Keywords: cyberterrorism, social media, terrorism, violent extremism