12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
SESSION 2 – October 18th
Suzzette Lopez Abbasciano, University of Massachusetts – Lowell and
VOX-Pol Visiting Researcher 2016
Societal Reactions to the Nice Attack: Online Conversations vs. On-the-Ground Events
Suzzette Lopez Abbasciano recently participated in the VOX-Pol Researcher Mobility Programme at Dublin City University. A Doctoral Candidate in Criminology at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Suzzette specialises in the role of technology in conflict and security with a particular focus on information and communication technology (ICT) and violence and extremism. Suzzette spent nearly three years with the US National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), as a program manager and researcher and was also a Policy Fellow with the Crisis Response and Exercise Section in the Operations Division at NATO. The research presented is being conducted with colleagues at Dublin City University, and the University of Sussex.