A Sept. 26 rally in Portland, Ore., by the extremist group the Proud Boys was the topic of two articles for which the expertise of Brian Levin (criminal justice) was sought.
Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed for articles on the reported threats of violence by extremist groups and an app that can help journalists and researchers identify symbols used by them.
Brian Levin (criminal justice) wrote an op-ed column on extremists recent activity as a possible preview of turmoil during the U.S. presidential election, and was interviewed on various topics related to extremists' behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic and the demonstrations stemming from the death of George Floyd.
The expertise of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism was tapped by the news media in its coverage of the demonstrations spurred by the death of George Floyd. Kevin Grisham (assistant director of research/geography and environmental studies) shared his insight on antifa, and Brian Levin (director/criminal justice) discussed the possible role of outside agitators at the protests.
Stacey Fraser (music) was highlighted in an article about the latest work of composer Jack van Zandt, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed about Antifa and other topics.
Katherine Gray (art) is honored by the American Craft Council, Michael C. LeMay and Alemayehu G. Mariam (political science, emeriti) will soon publish a book on the First Amendment, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) is quoted in two articles.
Nicholas Jew (anthropology) was one of the authors of a research article that reexamined the human settlement of the Caribbean, and comments by Brian Levin (criminal justice) were included in a photo documentary on domestic terrorism.
Carolyn Eggleston (education, emerita), Laura Woodney (physics) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) are included in news media coverage on various topics.