Dr. Logan Macnair

Logan Macnair (PhD) is a research associate at Simon Fraser University’s International CyberCrime Research Centre whose research is primarily focused around the online media, communication strategies, and propaganda campaigns of terrorist and extremist organizations. His research has examined the online media of extremist organizations from a diversity of ideologies including Islamist extremism, right-wing extremism, and gender-based extremism. During his time as a PhD student, Logan has also been involved in the creation and implementation of a local counter-extremist initiative and has worked as a contract researcher for a private security company.

Contact Information:
Email: lmacnair@sfu.ca

Additional Information:
Personal Website
Twitter Page

Relevant Publications:

Knoechelmann, M., Davies, G. & Macnair, L. (2021). Personality Traits-Based Terrorism Risk Assessment: Determining Reliability Using Open-Source Data. In R. Corrado, G. Wössner, & A. Merari (Eds.), Terrorism Risk Assessment Instruments: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series. IOS Press.

Macnair, L. (2020). From Empty to Angry: Extremism, Modernity, and the Search for Identity. Doctoral Thesis, 1-162. http://summit.sfu.ca/item/20532

Macnair, L. (2020). The Rise of Far-Right Extremism. New Europe. https://www.neweurope.eu/article/the-rise-of-far-right-extremism/

Conway, M., Scrivens, R., & Macnair, L. (2019). Right-Wing Extremists’ Persistent Online Presence: History and Contemporary Trends. The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Haguehttps://icct.nl/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/RWEXOnline-1.pdf

Macnair, L. (2018). Linguistic and Narrative Trends Among Islamic State Videos and Magazines. TSAS Working Paper #18-08. https://www.tsas.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/18-08_McNair.pdf

Macnair, L. & Frank, R. (2018). Changes and Stabilities in the Language of Islamic State Magazines: A Sentiment Analysis. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 11(2), 109-120. https://doi.org/10.1080/17467586.2018.1470660

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. https://warontherocks.com/2018/04/the-emigrant-sisters-return-the-growing-role-of-the-islamic-states-women/

Macnair, L. & Frank, R. (2018). The Mediums and the Messages: Identifying Islamic State Media Narratives through Sentiment Analysis. Critical Studies in Terrorism, 11(3), 438-457. https://doi.org/10.1080/17539153.2018.1447226

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 Justice33(3), 234-253. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043986217699313

Macnair, L., & Frank, R. (2017). Voices Against Extremism: A Case Study of a Community-Based CVE Counter-Narrative Campaign. Journal for Deradicalization10, 147-174. http://journals.sfu.ca/jd/index.php/jd/article/view/86

Macnair, L. (2015). Mourning 2.0: Experiences of Death, Bereavement, and Memorialization on Facebook. Master’s Thesis, 1-135. http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6048