Horizon Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project SOMEONE, Concordia University

I am a Horizon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Concordia University, working with Project SOMEONE to build resilience against hatred and radicalization leading to violent extremism. I am also a Research Associate at the International CyberCrime Research Centre at Simon Fraser University, Visiting Researcher at the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence, and the Associate Theses Research Editor of Perspectives on Terrorism. My primary research interests include: right-wing extremism, hate/bias crime, countering violent extremism, and research methods and methodology. My research appears in, amongst others, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, and the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. I have also presented my findings before the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Swedish Defence Research Agency in Stockholm, and the Centre of Excellence for National Security in Singapore.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Horizon Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project SOMEONE, Concordia University

Education

  • 2017 
    Simon Fraser University, Doctor of Philosophy (Criminology)
  • 2011 
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Master of Arts (Criminology)
  • 2009 
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Criminology and Justice)
  • 2007 
    Durham College, Ontario College Diploma (Law and Security Administration)

Publications

  • 2018
    You-Tubing White Power Music: An Exploration of Hate Anthems Online, Journal of Radical Criminology
  • 2018
    Who’s a Terrorist? What’s Terrorism? Comparative Media Representations of Lone-Actor Violence in Canada, Canada Among Nations, 2018: Terrorism and Counterterrorism (University of Toronto Press)
  • 2017
    Acknowledging that Canada’s Hate Groups Exist, Policy Options
  • 2017
    The Maturation of Hate Crime Scholarship, Critical Concepts in Criminology (Routledge)
  • 2017
    Broadening our Understanding of Anti-Authority Movements in Canada, Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society Report
  • 2017
    How We Can Build Resilience Against Hatred in Canada, The Globe and Mail
  • 2017
    Resisting the Right: Countering Right-Wing Extremism in Canada, Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • 2017
    Searching for Signs of Extremism on the Web: An Introduction to Sentiment-based Identification of Radical Authors, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression
  • 2016
    Measuring Online Affects in a White Supremacy Forum, In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI)
  • 2016
    Uneasy Alliances: A Look at the Right-Wing Extremist Movement in Canada, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
  • 2016
    Sentiment-based Classification of Radical Text on the Web, In Proceedings of the 2016 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC)
  • 2016
    White Pride Worldwide: Constructing Global Identities Online, The Globalisation of Hate: Internationalising Hate Crime (Oxford University Press)
  • 2015
    Right-Wing Extremism in Canada: An Environmental Scan, Public Safety Canada Report
  • 2015
    Sentiment-based Identification of Radical Authors (SIRA), In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE ICDM Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics