Spencer Sunshine is a researcher, activist, and political consultant regarding Far Right movements. He has a PhD in Sociology and has been a progressive activist for over 25 years, since helping to form an punk rock anti-racist youth group in the metro Atlanta scene in 1990.
Currently, he is an associate fellow at Political Research Associates, a Boston-based progressive think tank that monitors right-wing organizing. He has been published in The Progressive, Truthout, Colorlines, Public Eye, Yes!, Its Going Down, and Jungle World, and he has appeared on Al Jazeera, KPFA and KALW (Bay Area), KBOO (Portland, Oregon), and WRIF (Detroit). His writings have been translated into German, Russian, Polish, Serbian, and Turkish.
He is the lead author of Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement. Sunshine is currently working on a new book, Unorthodox Fascism: The New Right, Third Positionism, and the Specter of Multiracial Fascism in the United States, which will appear on Routledge’s Studies in Fascism and the Far Right.