Regan Johnston is currently a PhD student at McMaster University. Regan’s research focus is on the spread of extremist content and hate speech on social media platforms. Her interest lies in using quantitative measures with social media discourse to study its relationship to radicalized individuals. Her previous graduate research focused on using discourse analysis on the political responses to the 2014 Parliament Hill shooting and the 2014 ramming attack in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
Regan holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations from the University of Glasgow and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at McGill University. She also completed a certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics from Ryerson University.