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Project Title Investigators Project Period
Social Media Influencers: Re-domaining Fashion Industry Forecasting to Anticipate Online Extremist Radicalization Barnett S. Koven March, 2018 to February, 2019
Two to Tango: Government and Terrorist Group Actions in Colombia Barnett S. Koven March, 2018 to June, 2018
Resources and Resilience: A Computational Model of Strategic Influence January, 2018 to June, 2018
Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability Through Global Media Gary LaFree September, 2014 to September, 2017
Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices (MDP) Brooke Liu, Hamilton Bean, Marcus A. Boyd, Michele Wood June, 2012 to June, 2015
Mapping and Evaluating Online Salafi-Jihadism Arie Kruglanski, Jarret Brachman, Michele Gelfand July, 2012 to December, 2014
Social Media Use during Disasters Brooke Liu July, 2012 to October, 2013
The Role of the Media in the Recruitment of Terrorists: Mass Communication and the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Muslims in Indonesia Douglas M. McLeod June, 2007 to May, 2009
Textual Analysis of Electronic Media Coverage of Homeland Security-Related Risks Lisa Keranen September, 2006 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
Beyond Image Repair: Suggestions for Crisis Communication Theory Development September 2014 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia Journal Article
Can taking down websites really stop terrorists and hate groups? September 2017 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Discussion Point
Comparing Social Media and Traditional Surveys Around the Boston Marathon Bombing April 2016 McGrath, Erin; LaFree, Gary Conference Paper
Computational Social Science: Understanding Terrorist Attacks on Twitter July 2016 McGrath, Erin Discussion Point
Cultivating Trust and Perceptions of Source Credibility in Online Counternarratives Intended to Reduce Support for Terrorism April 2018 Braddock, Kurt Journal Article
Data-Driven System Identification of the Social Network Dynamics in Online Postings of an Extremist Group June 2016 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Conference Paper
Digital Participation Roles of the Global Jihad: Social Media’s Role in Bringing Together Vulnerable Individuals and VEO Content March 2018 Ligon, Gina Scott White Paper
Disaster Warnings in Your Pocket: How Audiences Interpret Mobile Alerts for an Unfamiliar Hazard March 2016 Liu, Brooke; Mileti, Dennis; Bean, Hamilton; Sutton, Jeannette; Wood, Michele; Madden, Stephanie Journal Article
Encouraging and Assessing the Validity of Answers to Questions about Radicalization: The Use of Meta-opinions March 2018 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia White Paper
Examining the Role of Social Media in Effective Crisis Management: The Effects of Crisis Origin, Information Form, and Source on Publics' Crisis Responses August 2017 Liu, Brooke
Experiencing Disasters Indirectly: How Traditional and New Media Disaster Coverage Impacts Youth January 2008 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
How Disaster Information Form, Source, Type, and Prior Disaster Exposure Affect Public Outcomes: Jumping on the Social Media Bandwagon December 2014 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Journal Article
How Disaster Information Form, Source, Type, and Prior Disaster Exposure Affect Public Outcomes: Jumping on the Social Media Bandwagon? January 2015 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan
Lethal Brands: How VEOs Build Reputations May 2015 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
Loners, Colleagues, or Peers? Assessing the Social Organization of Radicalization April 2018 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Miscommunication during the anthrax attacks: How events reveal organizational failures January 2007 Chess, Caron Journal Article
On My Way January 2010 Conference Paper
Online Networks of the Italian and German Extreme Right: An Explorative Study with Social Network Analysis February 2009 Caiani, Manuela Journal Article
Powers and Problems of Integrating Social Media Data with Public Health and Safety September 2015 LaFree, Gary Conference Paper
Retweeting Risk Communication: The Role of Threat and Efficacy August 2018 Sutton, Jeannette Journal Article
Rumor Response, Debunking Response, and Decision Makings of Misinformed Twitter Users during Disasters May 2018 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Search Engines: Terrorism's Killer App July 2008 Harwood, Paul; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Social Media Use during Disasters: A Review of the Knowledge Base and Gaps December 2012 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Report
Social Media Use during Disasters Fact Sheet May 2013 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Project Fact Sheet
Strategic Uses of the Internet by Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia November 2008 McLeod, Douglas M. Book Chapter
Taking Effective Risk and Crisis Communication for Granted? August 2013 Liu, Brooke; Petrun, Elizabeth Discussion Point
Terror, Trauma, and Text: Writing Counterrevolution in Colonial Algeria November 2009 Book Chapter
Terse Message Amplification in the Boston Bombing Response May 2014 Sutton, Jeannette Conference Paper
The Internet in the Islamic world: No panacea for democracy. January 2008 McLeod, Douglas Journal Article
The Paradox of Source Credibility in Canadian and U.S. Domestic Counterterrorism Communications April 2018 Szmania, Susan Journal Article
The Scared, the Outraged, and the Anxious: How Crisis Emotions, Involvement, and Demographics Predict Publics' Conative Coping April 2016 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Journal Article
The Use of Social Media by United States Extremists July 2018 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron ; LaFree, Gary; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Toward More Audience-Oriented Approaches to Crisis Communication and Social Media Research January 2018 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia Book Chapter
Violent Jihadism in Real Time: Al-Shabaab's Use of Twitter January 2013 Research Brief
Image Title Job Title Institution
Brooke Liu

Associate Professor of Communication and Director, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

University of Maryland
David C. Pyrooz

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado - Boulder

University of Colorado
David Hofmann David Hofmann

Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminology

Senior Research Affiliate – The Canadian Network of Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Dennis Mileti Dennis Mileti

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

University of Colorado
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist

RAND Corporation
Emily Iarocci Emily Iarocci

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Erin McGrath

NSF Post-doctoral Research Associate, Computational Social Science, START

University of Maryland
Holly Roberts

Senior Communications Consultant, Enterprise Resource Performance Inc (ERPi)

University of Maryland
Julia Fraustino, START Julia Fraustino

Incoming Assistant Professor

West Virginia University
Karina Panyan

Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START

University of Maryland
Kurt Braddock

Post-doctoral teaching fellow

Pennsylvania State University
Max Erdemandi

Project Manager & Researcher

University of Maryland
Mila Jonns Mila Johns

Researcher

n/a
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Susan Szmania

Research Affiliate, START

University of Maryland
Yan Jin Yan Jin

Professor of Public Relations

University of Georgia

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