Militia Writing

Most of my writing on militia movements is available at the MilitiaWatch blog, linked here. Examples of other collaborative writing are detailed below:

Armed Conflict Location Event Data (ACLED) project writing

As a Senior Researcher on the US desk at ACLED, I’ve co-authored reports about US events using data from the US Crisis Monitor project, which covers unrest and political violence since May 2020.

Standing By: Right-Wing Militia Groups & the US Election” (21 October 2020) with Roudabeh Kishi and Clionadh Raleigh

The Future of ‘Stop the Steal’: Post-Election Trajectories for Right-Wing Mobilization in the US” (10 December 2020) with Roudabeh Kishi and Sam Jones


On right-wing memes:

In coordination with two other researchers, Hari Prasad and David Foran, we are working on archiving and analyzing the production and use of memes by the global right wing. Our first article is up on the site for the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET):

What’s in a Meme? The Rise of ‘Saint Kyle‘” (29 October 2020) with David Foran and Hari Prasad


Other writing on militias:

As part of ongoing work with Micah Loewinger of On the Media, we have collaborated on the following:

How Zello Became A Recruitment & Organizing Tool For The Far Right” (16 October 2020) with Micah Loewinger [companion piece to MilitiaWatch data analysis titled “Zello, Operator: Recruitment, right-wing ecosystems, and semi-clandestine organization

Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol” (13 January 2021) with Micah Loewinger [companion audio piece by Micah for On the Media titled “The Zello Tapes: The Walkie-Talkie App Used During The Insurrection“]