Primary Department
School of Law and Government
Paddy Moriarty Professor of Government and International Studies
Maura Conway
Phone number:
01 700
Off campus

Academic biography

Dr. Maura Conway is Professor of International Security in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) in Dublin, Ireland and Coordinator of VOX-Pol, a EU-funded project on violent online political extremism ( Prof. Conway’s principal research interests are in the area of terrorism and the Internet, including cyberterrorism, the functioning and effectiveness of violent political extremist online content, and violent online radicalisation. She is the author of over 40 articles and chapters in her specialist area(s). Her research has appeared in, amongst others, Studies in Conflict & TerrorismMedia, War & Conflict, Parliamentary Affairs, and Social Science Computer Review. Prof. Conway has presented her findings before the United Nations in New York, the Commission of the European Union in Brussels, the UK House of Lords, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Europol’s Counter-terrorism Centre and a member of the Editorial Board of Terrorism and Political Violence.

BA (Legal Science, Sociology & Politics), National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), 1997; MA (International Relations), University of Limerick (UL), 1998; PhD (Political Science) Trinity College Dublin (TCD), 2006

Research interests

Terrorism and the Internet, particularly the conceptualisation and portrayal of cyberterrorism, the functioning and effectiveness of terrorist websites/online content, violent online radicalisation