Upcoming Presentation on Ethics Panel on Far-Right Research

On Thursday, May 13, I am presenting on a panel on “Research on Counterterrorism and Extremism,” for EthEx, the Network for Critical Research on the Ethics of Researching the Extreme and Far Right. The event is free and open to the public, and registration is available here: Research in the Context of Counterterrorism and Counterextremism Tickets,Continue reading “Upcoming Presentation on Ethics Panel on Far-Right Research”

Eastern Washington University Kathleen Belew Events

Kathleen Belew is speaking twice this coming week on zoom via Eastern Washington University’s Chertok Lecture events series. Belew is one of the leading scholars of white nationalist and militia movements in the U.S., author of excellent book Bring the War Home. Opportunities to hear her speak, and dates and times, are available here, alongContinue reading “Eastern Washington University Kathleen Belew Events”

Upcoming Presentation to Future Teachers

Apologies for the short notice, but on Tuesday April 13, I am presenting on responding to white nationalist recruitment in schools. The event is primarily aimed at Education majors and graduate students in Education at Gonzaga University but is free and open to the wider public. Registration is available here: Identifying and Countering White NationalistContinue reading “Upcoming Presentation to Future Teachers”

New Article on Why Fascists Lie, and Other Updates

Publication: I have had a long-form review essay accepted for publication in online Critical Theory journal Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture. (It will come out in the issue after next.) The review explores fascist lying and “denialism,” through looking at three recent books that address the theme (Claudia Leeb’s The Politics ofContinue reading “New Article on Why Fascists Lie, and Other Updates”

Podcast Appearance and Upcoming Webinar

I was recently interviewed for Canadian podcast Darts and Letters, and I got to talk a bit more about the importance of balancing an understanding of the severity of the threat posed by the violent far-right, with an understanding of the limitations of a securitized response that treats fascism primarily as a crime problem toContinue reading “Podcast Appearance and Upcoming Webinar”

Responding to the 1/6 Coup Attempt

The day before the storming of the Capitol, I was interviewed on my friend Luke Baumgarten’s podcast RANGE: EPISODE 23 | Anti-terrorism feat Joan Braune – RANGE (rangemedia.co) The conversation focused somewhat on the limitations of a state counter-terrorism or “Countering Violent Extremism” model of fighting fascism, but because of my concerns about the wordsContinue reading “Responding to the 1/6 Coup Attempt”

Panel: White Supremacy and the Pacific Northwest

On November 5, I presented on a panel, “White Supremacy, the 2020 Election, and the Pacific Northwest: White Power and Hate Studies Analysis,” hosted by the Eastern Washington University Women’s and Gender Education Center. I was joined on the panel by two scholars whom I respect immensely, political scientist Joe Lowndes and investigative journalist JasonContinue reading “Panel: White Supremacy and the Pacific Northwest”

The Far-Right, Election, and Strategic Response …Spooktacular Edition

Here is my third guest appearance on my Milwaukee friends’ radio program, The Grass is Greener, this Halloween weekend. We talked about far-right violence in connection with the election, stochastic terrorism, maintaining hope (“pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will”!), and how the left can build culture, community, and even study groups to helpContinue reading “The Far-Right, Election, and Strategic Response …Spooktacular Edition”

Overcoming Islamophobia and Seeking Understanding

This Tuesday, October 27, 7pm-8:30pm, Bridges Not Walls is hosting a zoom forum on “Overcoming Islamophobia and Seeking Understanding.”  Speakers are: *Duaa-Rahemaah Williams — a Black Afro American revert to Islam who is active in work in Spokane on housing and homelessness, mass incarceration and other systems *Ava Sharifi — a recent graduate in Political ScienceContinue reading “Overcoming Islamophobia and Seeking Understanding”