Terrorism and the Media: Explaining Radicalization and Political Violence in the Age of Interconnectedness-University Lecture Series - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Terrorism and the Media: Explaining Radicalization and Political Violence in the Age of Interconnectedness

Sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics

Wednesday, January 23, 2013     |     4:45 pm, Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53

Professor Cristina Archetti, University of Salford, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Media

I am fascinated by the impact that communication technologies have on politics and society. What difference do they make? How do political leaders, journalists, diplomats, terrorists, ordinary citizens appropriate emerging technologies to communicate their ideas to publics within and across borders? How do these actors use “old” and “new” media to network, mobilize resources, and ultimately produce change in our societies?

I strongly believe that, as social scientists, we live surrounded by data and can conduct research practically everywhere. Even at times of economic crisis, when getting research funding is increasingly difficult, it is possible to strike a balance between conceptual rigour and practicality. We do not need big budgets to produce sound and innovative research. I call it “guerrilla research” — I am a guerrilla researcher.

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