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Co-Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Data, and Conflict and Assistant Professor, International Studies, University of Regina

Dr. Brian McQuinn is an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina and co-author of the report, "Powered by Twitter? The Taliban's Takeover of Afghanistan." McQuinn co-founded the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Data, and Conflict. Brian has two decades of experience as a researcher and humanitarian worker. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford after completing ethnographic fieldwork with insurgents in the 2011 uprising in Libya. His research was published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and in various peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Biological Conservation. The CBC, Global News, The Guardian, Financial Times, and Nature have referenced his work.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of Regina


  • 2015 
    University of Oxford , Anthropology