Spencer Sunshine is a researcher, journalist, activist, and political consultant regarding Far Right movements. He holds a PhD in Sociology and has been an activist for over 25 years. You can follow him on Twitter @transform6789 as well as on Facebook.
Currently, he is an associate fellow at Political Research Associates, a progressive think tank that monitors right-wing organizing. He was present at the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside of Burns, Oregon in January 2016, and at the demonstration against the fascist-led “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.
Sunshine’s articles have appeared in publications like the Progressive, Forward, Truthout, Colorlines, TeleSUR English, Alternet, and Public Eye. He is a frequent media commentator and has been translated into German, Russian, Polish, Serbian, Turkish, Spanish, Greek, and Portuguese. Sunshine has given talks throughout the United States, Germany, and Canada.
Sunshine is the lead author of the book-length report Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement (Rural Organizing Project/Political Research Associates, 2016). He is currently working on two books: a history of U.S. Nazism from the 1920s to the present, and a history of Third Position fascism in the United States.