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Paul J Becker
Paul J Becker
Associate Professor

Becker's expertise includes hate crimes, white supremacy, anti-government movements, political extremism, domestic terrorism, exotic animals in the United States (zoos, sanctuaries, private ownership), and activism with an emphasis on protests. Becker attended and photographed more than 100 protests in 2020 as part of his research. See his photos here. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Conversation, The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionSpin magazine, The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen on WNHN FM 94.7 in Concord, New Hampshire; The Columbus Dispatch, WVXU-FM (Cincinnati) and the Dayton Daily News.

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