About

Spencer Sunshine is a researcher, writer, activist, and political consultant regarding Far Right movements. He holds a PhD in Sociology, and has been an activist for over 25 years.

Sunshine’s articles have appeared in publications like Truthout, The Forward, The Progressive, Colorlines, and JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency). He has been translated into eight languages, and has given talks throughout the United States, Germany, and Canada.

Sunshine 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. He 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).

Sunshine is currently working on three books: how James Mason’s Siege was created; a history of U.S. Nazism from the 1920s to the present; and a reception study of Third Position fascism in the United States.

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