The Language of Far-Right Extremism in the U.S.

Tess Hemmila is a third-year Ph.D. student in Criminology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She studies political violence and terrorism with particular interest in far-right extremism and religious extremism. Her research investigates online mobilization of far-right collective violence, far-right insider threats in law enforcement, far-right online discourse, and digital vigilantism after acts of political violence.

Dr. Arie Perliger, collaborator on this presentation, is a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Between 2010-2016 he served as a faculty and the Director of Terrorism studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and between 2016-2023 as the director of the graduate program in security studies at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at UMass Lowell.