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, the Associate Theses Research Editor of Perspectives on Terrorism, and the Coordinator of the Canadian Network of PhD Theses Writers at the Terrorism Research Initiative. His primary research interests include terrorists' and extremists' use of the Internet, countering violent extremism, right-wing extremism and terrorism, hate/bias crime, and research methods and methodology. Ryan's research appears in, amongst others, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 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.

Contact Information:
Email: ryan_scrivens@sfu.ca

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Relevant Publications:

Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (Forthcoming, 2019). Right-Wing Extremism in Canada. Palgrave (Hate Studies Series).

Mirrlees, T., Scrivens, R., & Perry, B. (Forthcoming, 2018). You-Tubing White Power Music: An Exploration of Hate Anthems Online. Journal of Radical Criminology.

Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (Forthcoming, 2018). 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, 2018: Terrorism and Counterterrorism. University of Toronto Press.

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

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.