In order to move forward with our Phase 1 release of the new Minerva website, this is only a partial list of funded awards. Descriptions of all funded awards will be released throughout February.
Project Title: Mobilizing Media: A Deep and Comparative Analysis of Magazines, Music, and Videos in the Context of Terrorism
Principal Investigator: Anthony Lemieux, Georgia State University
The proposal seeks to examine the diverse components of successful online propaganda by extremist groups of great relevance to national security. Specifically, we will focus on magazines, music, and videos due to their complementary functions and recirculation patterns as linked content across social media and other sharing platforms. We propose a deep analysis of the propaganda campaigns of Al Qaeda & AQAP (since 2004) and ISIL (since inception) and affiliated actors. Al Shabaab's media production will also serve as a point of comparison to build theory regarding particular groups and their media products.