Logan Macnair

Logan Macnair is a PhD student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Logan’s primary field of research is the sociology of the Internet, with a particular emphasis on the role that social media plays and the effect that it has on traditionally offline social activities. Having recently completed a Master’s thesis examining the interplay between social media and bereavement, Logan is now focusing on the relationship between social media and terrorism. More specifically, Logan endeavors to uncover and demystify the various ways in which social media is used by terrorist and extremist organizations as a tool for recruitment, radicalization, and media dissemination. This project will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Richard Frank and will combine his computational expertise, the unique data-gathering methods and tools offered by the ICCRC, and Logan’s background in phenomenological sociology.

Contact Information:
Email: lmacnair@sfu.ca

Additional Information:
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Relevant Publications:

Macnair, L., & Frank, R. (2018). Changes and Stabilities in the Language of Islamic State Magazines: A Sentiment Analysis. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict.

Gartenstein-Ross, D., Hagerty, V., & Macnair, L. (2018). The Emigrant Sisters Return: The Growing Role of the Islamic State's Women. War on the Rocks.

Macnair, L., & Frank, R. (2018). The Mediums and the Messages: Exploring the Language of Islamic State Media through Sentiment Analysis. Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Macnair, L., & Frank, R. (2017). Voices Against Extremism: A Case Study of a Community-Based CVE Counter-Narrative Campaign. Journal for Deradicalization, 10, 23-50.

Macnair, L., & Frank, R. (2017). "To My Brothers in the West...": A Thematic Analysis of Videos Produced by the Islamic State’s al-Hayat Media Center. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.