01 Sep

Inaugural VOX-Pol Conference – King’s College London

Last week I attended the inaugural VOX-Pol conference:

Violent Online Political Extremism: Setting a Research Agenda.


The conference, which took place at King’s College London (one of VOX-Pol’s partner institutes), featured a variety of panels with papers describing and discussing cutting-edge research on violent extremism and the Internet.  Keynote addresses were from Thomas Hegghammer and Manuela Caiani.

I presented a paper about the use of online animations as a form of counter-narrative.  The paper outlined my planned research, questioning the very idea of ‘counter-narratives’ and suggesting that there may be something in particular about the animated form that makes it particularly suitable for this type of messaging.  

VOX-Pol Presentation

Check out #voxpolconf for twitter updates from throughout the conference.