Lessons from the Field: Studying US Far Right Extremism

Dr. Pete Simi, Chapman University, presents lessons from the field of long-term ethnographic fieldwork with far right extremists.

Drawing from two decades of long-term ethnographic fieldwork and intensive interviewing with current and former far right extremists, the presentation will discuss what can be learned from this type of research as well as some of the ethical and practical difficulties associated with conducting fieldwork in this area of study. More specifically, Simi describes how an infrastructure of social-spatial contexts help sustain an extremist collective Identity.

Published Jan. 2, 2017 9:29 AM - Last modified Jan. 2, 2017 11:21 AM