Garth Davies

Garth Davies is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University and is the Associate Director of the Institute on Violence, Extremism and Terrorism at Simon Fraser University. Because Dr. Davies has a short attention span, his current work involves research on: risk assessment for violent radicalization, the social psychology of radicalization; the statistical modeling and projection of violent right-wing extremism; misogynist terrorism; understanding conspiracy theories as extremist narratives; and the evolution of left-wing terrorism. He has also been involved in the continued development of the Terrorism and Extremism Network Extractor (TENE), a web-crawler designed to investigate activities on the internet. The crawler is presently being used to examine violent extremism on the dark net. Dr. Davies has presented at dozens of national and international conferences, including the Western Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Society of Criminology. He has also presented at briefings for the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (“E” Division), the Canadian Security Intelligence Services, and Public Safety Canada, and has testified on national security issues in front of both the Canadian Parliament, as well as the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defense.