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Paul J Becker

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work


Email: Paul J Becker
Phone: 937-229-3014
Website: Visit Site


  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University


Dr. Paul Becker is an Associate Professor of Sociology, affiliated with Criminal Justice and Security Studies. His research focuses on right-wing extremism in the United States, as well as visual sociology through protest photography. He joined the faculty in Fall 2002.

Research interests

  • Hate crimes
  • Right-wing Extremism
  • Activism / Protesting in the 21st Century
  • Green Criminology
  • Exotic Animals in the U.S. (zoos, sanctuaries, pets)
  • Visual sociology
  • The representations of crime in popular media