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I am a professor and director of the graduate program in Security Studies at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at UMass Lowell.


My research focuses on political violence and extremism and the principal ways polities respond to these challenges. In this context, I am also engaged in the study of Middle Eastern politics and conflicts, Far-Right extremism and experiment with Social Network Analysis. 


The links at the top of the page will take you to the different content areas of my website. Within each of these areas you can find out about my research and teaching interests, and learn a bit more about me.