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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Institute of Political Science

prof. dr hab. Miron Lakomy

miron.lakomy@us.edu.pl

Miron Lakomy is a Professor at the Institute of Political Sciences, the University of Silesia, Poland and an International Research Fellow at the Information Society Law Center of the University of Milan (2022-2023). During his academic career, he held visiting research positions at the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge (twice, in 2011 and 2018), and the European University Institute. In the past, he also conducted research visits to the University of Toronto and the Middle East Media Research Institute in Washington, D.C. Miron Lakomy held visiting teaching positions at the Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis and Università Degli Studi di Napoli. Moreover, he has headed numerous research grants, including those funded by the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (King’s College London), International Council For Canadian Studies and the National Science Center in Poland. He has been an expert in cyber security at the Kosciuszko Institute and a member of numerous academic bodies, including the Editorial Board of Security Journal (Palgrave Macmillan, IF: 1.866), ), Countering Violent Extremism Working Group at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Constitutional Responses to Terrorism research group within the International Association of Constitutional Law, and the Panel of Experts in programs funded by the National Science Center.

His research primarily focuses on various aspects of political violence and terrorism on the Internet, as well as military conflicts. He has published five monographs and more than 60 scientific papers in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Ukraine, Czech Republic, and Poland. His papers concerning, among others, digital jihad have appeared in leading journals in the field, including Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, Security Journal, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, and Perspectives on Terrorism. He is an author of Islamic State’s Online Propaganda: A Comparative Analysis (London-New York, Routledge, 2021; hardback). His works have been published in English, French, Hebrew, and Polish. Some of his findings on the Islamic State’s activities were also widely discussed by popular electronic mass media, such as the “Huffington Post” and Yahoo!.

Current research projects:

  • 2022-2023 – Understanding the trauma-related effects of terrorist propaganda: Consumption of online extremist content and its impact on researchers – a project funded by the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET), coordinated by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation of the King’s College London. Role: principal co-investigator.
  • 2022-2023 – Let’s Play Extremism – a project funded by Cyber Threats Research Centre, Swansea University. Role: investigator. The project is coordinated by Dr Imogen Richards from Deakin University.

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