Meghan Conroy is presently a doctoral researcher at Loughborough University's Online Civic Culture Centre where she is completing her PhD in online political subcultures and intolerant/extremist discourse. Her research interests are disinformation, the far-right, online fringe communities, and violent and non-violent extremism.
Previously, Meghan earned her Master’s degree in International Security and Terrorism with Distinction from the University of Nottingham. Her thesis was titled, “Examining the Structural Evolution of ISIS Through Social Network Analysis and Organizational Learning,” and won the sole Centre for Conflict, Security, and Terrorism’s (CST) annual dissertation award. Meghan also graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, where she specialized in biological/forensic anthropology and worked with the local coroner’s office to assist in the identification of skeletal remains.
Meghan is presently a senior consultant at Valens Global. Her professional experience also includes roles with Alion Science and Technology, the U.S. House of Representatives, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, and the Richland County Coroner's Office.