About

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

Currently, he is an associate fellow at Political Research Associates, a progressive think tank that monitors right-wing organizing. His articles have appeared in the Progressive, Forward, Truthout, Colorlines, TeleSUR English, Public Eye, Yes!, and many other publications. His TV and radio appearances have included Al Jazeera,  KPFA and KALW (Bay Area), KBOO (Portland, Oregon), and WRIF (Detroit). He has been translated into German, Russian, Polish, Serbian, and Turkish, and has given speaking tours in 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.