About

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 and Like him 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 was at the demonstration against the fascist-led 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, 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.

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