Hampton is a multi-disciplinary researcher and artist based out of the US South. He has worked on issues pertaining to Syria, Ireland, and US militias. He has made maps, analyzed conflicts, and explored the culture of struggle. Hampton has illustrated a book on Farsi language acquisition, hung his collage art in galleries, and doodles comic book material nearly every day.

Hopefully, this site can help untangle some of these disparate interests Hampton has continued to pursue and you’ll be able to find the information for which you are visiting this site.

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Media Coverage

I have shared my research findings and expertise with numerous local, national, and international media outlets. These are mostly on militias and right-wing movements and indicated below:


AJC. 2 January 2021. “End of Trump era won’t halt extremism’s rise, experts say”

Guardian. 8 January 2021. “From Charlottesville to the Capitol: how rightwing impunity fueled the pro-Trump mob”

WSWS. 9 January 2021. “Details emerge of high-level state involvement in Wednesday’s coup attempt”

Bloomberg CityLab. 12 January 2021. “State Capitols Brace for Right-Wing Violence”

NPR. 14 January 2021. “With U.S. In Turmoil, Experts Unsure What Kind of Extreme Right May Emerge Soon”


BBC. 21 January 2021: “Capitol riots: Are US militia groups becoming more active?”


Teen Vogue. 4 August 2020. “Billy Graham Statue May Replace White Supremacist in U.S. Capitol Building”

The Princetonian. 20 September 2020. “U. affiliated U.S. Crisis Monitor reports 93% of summer BLM protests were peaceful”

BellTower. 20 October 2020. “RECHTSEXTREME MILIZEN IN DEN USA”

Fox17 West Michigan. 22 October 2020. “Report: Michigan at ‘high-risk for increased militia activity’ during Election time”

NPR. 22 October 2020. “Here’s Where The Threat Of Militia Activity Around The Elections Is The Highest”

Raw Story. 22 October 2020. “REVEALED: These 5 states pose the greatest threat of right-wing extremist violence around the elections as Trump loses more ground”

Washington Examiner. 23 October 2020. “Here are the states most likely to be at risk of militia threat during the election: Study”

WTMJ-TV Milwaukee. 27 October 2020. “Wisconsin identified as a potential hotspot for militia activity on or around Election Day”

One Zero Media. 28 October 2020. “Banished From Facebook, Far-Right Militias Prepare for the Election on Zello and MeWe”

WTOC. 29 October 2020. “Savannah Police on alert to keep the peace around the election”

Yes! Magazine. 30 October 2020. “Right-Wing Extremism and the Election”

ABC12 WISN. 2 November 2020. “Wisconsin could be focus of armed militia on Election Day”

York Dispatch. 2 November 2020. “Pa., counties prepare to secure polling sites amid fears of militia, hate groups”

CalMatters. 3 November 2020. “California facing a “moderate” risk from right-wing militias”

High Country News. 3 November 2020. “Bracing for unlawful militias and vigilantes at the ballot box”

WSWS. 13 November 2020. “Michigan conspirators planned to storm capitol, conduct livestream executions, lock legislators inside and burn building down”

AJC. 16 November 2020. “Online sales fuel fringe movements”

Unicorn Riot. 16 November 2020. ““It’s Time to Start Killing the News Media Live on Air”: Oath Keepers Private Chats Show Increased Desire for Post-Election Violence”

Basta! Mag. 24 November 2020. “Les milices pro-Trump, « troupes de choc » des politiques suprémacistes, anti-ouvrières et anti-femmes”

The Guardian. 10 December 2020. “’It’s surreal’: the US officials facing violent threats as Trump claims voter fraud”


Quartz. 15 August 2017. “Who were the armed, camouflaged men in Charlottesville who have nothing to do with the military?”

Data Work – Examples of Visualizations and Explorations

I work very closely with data, its analyses, and the visualizations of what can be gleaned from it. Here are some examples of this published across the web.

Network Analysis

Social network analysis is a favorite tool of mine because of how illustrative it can be of the connectedness or sparseness of networks. Here are a few samples of SNA work done in Kumu for the MilitiaWatch blog. Included here are analysis-focused uses of the platform (first picture) and visualization-focused uses of the platform (second picture). Not pictured are similar studies conducted in Gephi, which isn’t included due to its primary use as an analytical tool within my workflow.

Subset of militia Zello channels, sized by degree and colored by the proportion of blocked to following accounts (dataset became part of a Guardian article regarding the storming of the US Capitol Building)

Subset of a social network analysis of actors and individuals connected to Kelly Loeffler in GA (dataset now used in a SNA teaching course at a Virginia university)

Syria Conflict Mapping Project (sample)

From 2015 through 2018 I worked as a researcher at The Carter Center’s Syria Conflict Mapping Project, where I drafted weekly and episodic reports that featured maps and other visuals. Here are some samples from that time period.

All visuals can be expanded with a click, and have a description with source links over them.

Other data-heavy pieces without major visuals: