Asst Prof, @MSU_SCJ; Assoc Dir, @ICCRC_SFU; Fellow, @VOX_Pol; a criminologist mostly studying the on- and offline behaviors and patterns of the extreme right.

Michigan State University
Joined October 2016
Out now: in a new @resolvenet policy note, we highlight the importance of identifying & examining the online behaviors of violent & non-violent extremists as well as provide practitioners & policymakers with recommendations for detecting extremists online: resolvenet.org/research/dete…
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@s_chermak has received the ASC Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes 2021 Distinguished Scholar Award! Congratulations Dr. Chermak! Read more here: bit.ly/3lJ1rnM #AdvanceJustice #MSUSocialScience
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Working from home during the pandemic has been difficult, but it’s given me the chance to see this troublemaker grow up. Ten months old - where’s the time gone?
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[Work Thread] A version of Facebook’s Dangerous Organizations and Individuals list was leaked today. I want to provide some context, especially about our legal obligations, and point out some inaccuracies and mischaracterizations in the coverage. 1/n
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2 year post-doc available on the Leverhulme-funded “Motivations for sharing political disinformation on social media” project led by @tombuchanan99 - vacancies.westminster.ac.uk/…
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Our Blog’s seven years old this month, so we though October was an opportune time to count down the most-read posts 2015 - 2021, so this week at No. 4 is our Coordinator @galwaygrrl and @DrMCourtney’s Feb. 2018 post on online jihadi instructional content: voxpol.eu/online-jihadi-inst….
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If there were to be new episodes recorded what would you like them to focus on?
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Sign up for the webinar 'Online Extremism and Terrorism Research Ethics' with @galwaygrrl, on 30 September at 15:00 CET. Part of the @PERIL_AU and @CrexUiO webinar series 'Researching the far right: methods and ethics'. sv.uio.no/c-rex/english/news…
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On Wednesday, @UNESCOPREV's Vivek Venkatesh, @LowyInstitute's @arcanakhalil & I will be speaking at a seminar on violent extremism & the Internet, organized by the Consortium for Research on Terrorism & International Crime at @nupinytt. Hope you attend: nupi.no/en/Events/2021/What-…
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Trip to the local library with the little guy. He hasn’t gotten us kicked out for being too loud (yet). We just got here, so there’s still time.
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Thanks for all the excellent proposals already received. One more week until the call for papers closes! #TASMConf
Call for papers and proposals for breakout sessions for #TASMConf 2022 swansea.ac.uk/media/TASMConf…
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The Fall Issue (No.28) is now online, as always fully #openaccess, all articles #peerreviewed. Get them via journal-derad.com + spread the word! #PCVE #qualitymatters Full transparency: The article coauthored by our EiC was guest-edited to protect peer review integrity.
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MSU ranks among the top 6% of universities in the world, according to @timeshighered. go.msu.edu/7yp5
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Recommend this new report by @kennyk83, with Jens Binder & @BeallBaker, exploring role of Internet in radicalisation & offending of 235 extremists convicted in UK. Importantly, comes to similar conclusions as other research, but using CLOSED SOURCE data. gov.uk/government/publicatio…
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🧵Together with @PERIL_AU, we at @CrexUiO are continuing our webinar series Researching the Far Right: Methods and Ethics. The series aims to facilitate discussions about methodological, ethical, personal and practical issues in researching the far right. sv.uio.no/c-rex/english/news…
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Heads up - Abstract submission deadline approaching for @AvertResNet 2021 Violent Extremism Symposium. This looks like a really terrific event avert.net.au/avert-conferenc…
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In the latest @GNET_research Insight, researchers at the #ICCRC provide a summary of their recent study, published in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, on the online impact of the pandemic in a wide diversity of extremist forums.
"Incels took pleasure in the wearing of masks, which they regarded as a sort of ‘equalizing force’, making it hard to distinguish ‘perfect tens’ from others who may be less attractive," say Dr. Garth Davies, Edith Wu and Dr. Richard Frank. gnet-research.org/2021/09/21…
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"Incels took pleasure in the wearing of masks, which they regarded as a sort of ‘equalizing force’, making it hard to distinguish ‘perfect tens’ from others who may be less attractive," say Dr. Garth Davies, Edith Wu and Dr. Richard Frank. gnet-research.org/2021/09/21…
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