Dr. Ryan Scrivens

Ryan Scrivens is a Horizon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Concordia University, working with Project SOMEONE to build resilience against hatred and radicalization leading to violent extremism. He is also a Visiting Researcher at the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence, an Associate Editor of Perspectives on Terrorism, and the Coordinator of the Canadian Network of PhD Theses Writers at the Terrorism Research Initiative. Ryan conducts problem-oriented, interdisciplinary research, with a primary focus on terrorists' and extremists' use of the Internet, countering violent extremism, right-wing extremism and terrorism, hate crime, and research methods and methodology. His research appears in, amongst others, Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Deviant Behavior, Critical Criminology, and the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He has also presented his findings before the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Swedish Defence Research Agency, and the Centre of Excellence for National Security in Singapore. Ryan recently completed a PhD in Criminology at Simon Fraser University. In August 2019, he will be joining the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor.

Contact Information:
Email: ryan_scrivens@sfu.ca

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Relevant Publications:

Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (Forthcoming). Right-Wing Extremism in Canada. Palgrave (Hate Studies Series).

Scrivens, R., & Conway, M. (Forthcoming). The Roles of ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Media Tools and Technologies in the Facilitation of Violent Extremism and Terrorism. In T. J. Holt & R. Leukfeldt (Eds.), Understanding the Human Factor of Cybercrime. Routledge.
 
Scrivens, R., & Bouchard, M. (Forthcoming). 21st Century Crimes: Cybercrime and Terrorism. In N. Boyd (Ed.), Understanding Crime in Canada (Second Edition). Emond Publishing.
 
Scrivens, R., & Amarasingam, A. (Forthcoming). Haters Gonna “Like”: Exploring Canadian Far-Right Extremism on Facebook. In M. Littler & B. Lee (Eds.), The New Extremism: Readings in Violence Radicalisation and Extremism in the Digital Space. Palgrave (Cybercrime Series).

Perry, B., Scrivens, R., & Amarasingam, A. (Forthcoming). Right-Wing Extremism in Canada: Trends and Trajectories. CTC Sentinel.
 
Perry, B., Hofmann, D. C, & Scrivens, R. (Forthcoming). Anti-Authority and Militia Movements in Canada. Journal of Intelligence Conflict and Warfare.

Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (Forthcoming). Who’s a Terrorist? What’s Terrorism? Comparative Media Representations of Lone-Actor Violence in Canada. In J. Littlewood, L. Dawson, & S. Thompson (Eds.), Canada Among Nations: Terrorism and Counterterrorism. University of Toronto Press.

Scrivens, R., Davies, G., & Frank, R. (2018). Measuring the Evolution of Radical Right-Wing Posting Behaviors Online. Deviant Behavior.

Gaudette, T., Davies G., & Scrivens, R. (2018). Upvoting Extremism, Part II: An Assessment of Extreme Right Discourse on Reddit. VOX-Pol Network of Excellence Blog.

Gaudette, T., Davies G., & Scrivens, R. (2018). Upvoting Extremism, Part I: An Assessment of Extreme Right Discourse on Reddit. VOX-Pol Network of Excellence Blog.

Gaudette, T., Scrivens, R., & Davies, G. (2018). The Future of Detecting Extreme-Right Sentiment Online. VOX-Pol Network of Excellence Blog.

Perry, B., Hofmann, D. C, & Scrivens, R. (2018). “Confrontational but Not Violent”: An Assessment of the Potential for Violence by the Anti-Authority Community in Canada. Terrorism and Political Violence.

Perry, B., Mirrlees, T., & Scrivens, R. (2018). The Dangers of Porous Borders: The “Trump Effect” in Canada. Journal of Hate Studies, 14(1), 53-75.

Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (2018). A Climate for Hate? An Exploration of the Right-Wing Extremist Landscape in Canada. Critical Criminology, 26(2), 169-187.

Scrivens, R., & Davies, G. (2018). Identifying Radical Content Online. Policy Options.

Galloway, B., & Scrivens, R. (2018). The Hidden Face of Hate Groups Online: An Insider’s Perspective. VOX-Pol Network of Excellence Blog.

Scrivens, R. (2017). Trump May Have Emboldened Hate in Canada, But It Was Already Here. The Conversation Canada.

Amarasingam, A., & Scrivens, R. (2017). Acknowledging that Canada’s Hate Groups Exist. Policy Options.

Scrivens, R. (2017). How We Can Build Resilience Against Hatred in Canada. The Globe and Mail.

Perry, B., Hofmann, D. C, & Scrivens, R. (2017). Broadening our Understanding of Anti-Authority Movements in Canada. The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS) Working Paper.

Scrivens, R., & Perry, B. (2017). Resisting the Right: Countering Right-Wing Extremism in Canada. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Scrivens, R., Davies, G., & Frank, R. (2017). Searching for Signs of Extremism on the Web: An Introduction to Sentiment-based Identification of Radical Authors. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (2017). The Maturation of Hate Crime Scholarship. In P. Bean (Ed.), Hate Crime: Critical Concepts in Criminology (pp. 1-42). Routledge.

Figea, L., Kaati, L., & Scrivens, R. (2016). Measuring Online Affects in a White Supremacy Forum. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI).

Scrivens, R., & Frank, R. (2016). Sentiment-based Classification of Radical Text on the Web. In Proceedings of the 2016 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC).

Scrivens, R. (2016). Bridging Computer Sciences and Social Sciences: The Search for Extremist Content Online. VOX-Pol Network of Excellence Blog.

Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (2016). White Pride Worldwide: Constructing Global Identities Online. In J. Schweppe & M. Walters (Eds.), The Globalisation of Hate: Internationalising Hate Crime (pp. 65-78). Oxford University Press.

Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (2016). Uneasy Alliances: A Look at the Right-Wing Extremist Movement in Canada. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 39(9), 819-841.

Scrivens, R., Davies, G., Frank, R., & Mei, J. (2015). Sentiment-based Identification of Radical Authors (SIRA). In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE ICDM Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI).

Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (2015). Right-Wing Extremism in Canada: An Environmental Scan. Public Safety Canada.