Dr. Lella Nouri, Lecturer of Criminology at Swansea University and former visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UCSB, received the Rising Star (Early Career Researcher) Award at Swansea University’s 2018 Research and Innovation Awards.
Over 80 nominations from across Swansea University’s seven Colleges were received for ten different award categories. Each application exemplified the quality, relevance and positive global impact of Swansea University’s research and its potential to inspire.
Dr. Lella Nouri is a Lecturer of Criminology at Swansea University, specialising in terrorist use of the internet. Lella’s background is interdisciplinary in nature; she studied for her PhD in Politics and her MA in International Relations. Lella’s recent research has focussed on the growing use of the internet by far-right extremist groups; currently she is leading an interdisciplinary team examining extreme far-right groups’ usage and influence on popular social media sites.
Lella is also part of the University’s multidisciplinary cyberterrorism research project. To date the Cyberterrorism Project has conducted a survey of the global research community, compiled a database of definitions of cyberterrorism, conducted a study of online terrorist magazines, compiled a database of news stories on cyberterrorism, hosted a NATO Advanced Research Workshop and three international symposia, and published three edited collections and five policy reports (see further www.cyberterrorism-project.org).
The Orfalea Center hosted Lella during the 2017/18 academic year, while she was the Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar .