Monday, October 17, 2022
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Birkelund Board Room, 111 Thayer Street
Tamar Mitts, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, is a political scientist who uses data science and machine learning to examine the dynamics of conflict and political violence, with a focus on the causes and consequences of radicalization and violent extremism.
Her current research examines the behavior of Islamic State supporters on social media. She studies how supporters respond to experiences of anti-Muslim hostility in the West, how they react to online propaganda, and whether they are sensitive to counter-extremism programs aiming to reduce radicalization. These projects draw on new data on the online behavior of over a million users linked to the Islamic State on Twitter.