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 at @transform6789.
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; is translated into German, Russian, Polish, Serbian, Turkish, Spanish, and Portuguese; and has given talks throughout the United States, Germany, and Canada.
Sunshine is the lead author of Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement. He 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.