Radical Philosophy Hour

On Monday, October 4, 12pm Pacific Time, Devin Zane Shaw and Joan Braune will be speaking on fascism and fighting it, for the Radical Philosophy Association’s online “Radical Philosophy Hour” series. The talks will be aired on Facebook Live at this link. Joan Braune’s talk is entitled, “Why We Should Stop Calling Nazis ‘Extremists’: LimitationsContinue reading “Radical Philosophy Hour”

Registration Open: International Conference of Hate Studies

Registration is now open to attend the International Conference on Hate Studies, sponsored by the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies (GIHS), which will be held online November 4-6, 2021. You can register here: https://www.gonzaga.edu/academics/centers-institutes/institute-for-hate-studies/international-conference-on-hate-studies/registration-information. Featured speakers include Kathleen Blee, Eric Ward, Connie Chung Joe, Rachel Rivas, and others. More information about the conference can beContinue reading “Registration Open: International Conference of Hate Studies”

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”