Naomi Zakimi is a master's student at SFU's School of Criminology. Her research interests focus on the way online platforms facilitate radicalization and extremist conversations. She is currently investigating popular online forums that are known to foster right-wing extremist narratives on various websites, social media platforms, and online discussion forums.
Naomi is concerned with doing research that has relevant policy implications. Her goal is to identify the online behaviour and interests of forum users to create more effective and targeted approaches for the prevention and countering of radicalization. As well, she is interested in understanding how online technologies complement offline, more traditional pathways to radicalization.