Mark A. Potok

WORK                  Expert on Radical Right/Consultant                                                                                     Montgomery, Alabama
EXPERIENCE
March 2017         At work on a book about the radical right and the rise of right-wing populism, I am also –present interested in speaking
                              engagements, university-level teaching, and consulting on a variety of subjects related to right-wing extremism. After 20 years as a
                              leader and key spokesperson for the Southern Poverty Law Center, I am an internationally recognized expert on hate groups, hate
                              crimes, radical ideology/theology, all forms of bigotry, right-wing terrorism, conspiracy theories, and the history of the American
                              radical right. Wide experience with public speaking and media, including thousands of appearances in the international/regional
                              press, most major U.S. network, cable and radio news programs, and over 20 documentaries.

June 1997            Southern Poverty Law Center                                                                                                Montgomery, Alabama
–March 2017
                              Served as director of the Intelligence Project (formerly Klanwatch) and, later, Senior Fellow and Editor-in Chief of the Intelligence
                              Report and a wide range of investigative reports for the SPLC, a leading nonprofit civil rights organization. For most of that time,
                              I was the Center’s chief spokesperson on matters related to the radical right, testifying in such venues as the U.S. Senate, the
                              United Nations High Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, the Helsinki Commission, and the Canadian Human Rights
                              Commission, in addition to press work. I gave major speeches in places including the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum,
                              the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, the American Criminal Justice Society, and in scores of
                              university and government venues. During my time at the Center, I helped manage a highly specialized staff of about 15 people;
                              led the transformation of the Intelligence Report into America’s leading periodical covering far-right extremism; inaugurated the
                              SPLC’s Hatewatch blog as its first editor; wrote major annual essays analyzing developments on the radical right and interpreting
                              the SPLC’s hate group count; and wrote and edited hundreds of other articles, mostly for the SPLC, but also for such 
                              leading publications as The New York Times. Featured in major documentaries on the Ku Klux Klan, the Oklahoma City bombing,
                              Internet hate, right-wing terrorism, the militia movement, and more. In the 20 years I was at the Center, the SPLC’s Intelligence
                              Project won a reputation as the nation’s leading analyst and foe of the American radical right.

Feb. 1993             USA Today                                                                                                                                Dallas, Texas
–June 1997
                              As USA Today’s Southwest Correspondent, I was responsible for most of the southwestern U.S., as well as breaking national
                              stories around the country and in Mexico. Among the major stories I covered were the 1993 standoff in Waco, Texas; the rise of
                              right-wing militias; the Oklahoma City bombing and Timothy McVeigh trial; emigration from Mexico; the Cuban raft exodus of
                              1994; and the O.J. Simpson case. In 1996, I was nominated by my editors for a Pulitzer Prize for stories on racism in rural Texas.
                              Circulation: 2 million.

Dec. 1991            Free-lance journalist                                                                                                              Dallas, Texas
–Feb. 1993
                              I covered north Texas for about a year of this time for People magazine. I also wrote for Food & Wine magazine, Agenda magazine,
                              The Dallas Morning News (single-handedly covering Hurricane Andrew in Miami), D magazine, and several major travel guides.

June 1989            Dallas Times Herald                                                                                                              Dallas, Texas
–Dec. 9, 1991
                              Until the demise of the 112-year-old Dallas Times Herald, I was a senior general assignment reporter covering such major stories
                              as the fall of the Berlin wall, the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, serial killers, school turmoil, neo-Nazi skinheads, Dallas politics,
                              the filming of Oliver Stone’s “JFK.” I wrote the paper’s final-day front-page story. Circulation: 240,000.

March 1986         Agencia EFE/Free-lance journalist                                                                                     Madrid, Spain
–June 1989
                              On leave from The Miami Herald, I free-lanced articles on Spanish life and politics to newspapers including the Herald, the Los
                              Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and Spain’s Lookout magazine. Worked about half-time for the English Language Service of
                              Agencia EFE, translating and rewriting Spanish and Latin American news. Wrote chapters for Spain guide books published by
                              Fodor’s, Birnbaum and Bantam. Assignment editor for A Day in the Life of Spain, a major photojournalism book published by
                              Collins. Senior translator for 22 Everything Under the Sun guides to regions of Spain. Taught high school journalism.

April 1983            The Miami Herald                                                                                                                Miami, Florida
–Feb. 1986
                              My beats included Broward County public education, the city of Fort Lauderdale, county transportation, and general assignments
                              ranging from a commercial plane crash and natural disasters to a Tropic magazine profile of a high school teacher. Circulation:
                              450,000.

Jan. 1981             The Times                                                                                                                             Hammond, Indiana
–April 1983
                              Beginning in midsummer 1981, a “business-labor writer” concentrating on labor issues at a time of great crisis in the steel industry
                              – unemployment, wage concessions, mass layoffs, strikes, bitterly contentious union politics, the steel business. Circulation:
                             70,000.

March 1979        City News Bureau of Chicago                                                                                            Chicago, Illinois
–Jan. 1981
                              Night City Editor/Broadcast Editor, supervising reporting, rewrite and broadcast staffs. Covered state, courts, police. City News was
                              a wire owned by the big Chicago dailies.

EDUCATION        UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO                                                                                                  Chicago, Illinois
1974-1978
                             B.A. with special honors in political science, emphasis on economics of less developed countries. G.P.A. was 3.8 out of 4.0 in area
                             of concentration. Dean’s List three years.

July 2005             Stanford Professional Publishing Course Certificate, Stanford University

PERSONAL       Born in Paris, France, and raised in Plainfield, Vermont, and Athens, Greece, I’ve worked as a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver, a
                            construction contractor, an oceanographic researcher and a sailor. In the fall of 1978, I skippered a 55-foot staysail schooner, since
                            lost at sea, from Athens to Alicante, Spain. Five years earlier, I built a two-story, Cape-style house and studio in Vermont, where I
                            worked as an art glassblower. Other interests include photography, music, reading, history, carpentry and boats. Decent but fading
                            Spanish.

PUBLICATIONS (Selected Book Chapters and Booklets)

The following list does not include anything appearing in the Intelligence Report, which I wrote for and edited for 20 years, or in any other periodical. I have also been cited widely in scholarly and other books.

Southern Poverty Law Center, The Second Man: Terry Nichols and the Oklahoma City Bombing (Southern Poverty Law Center: 1997)

Mark Potok, “The State of Hate in America: The Growing Conflict Between Identity Politics and Multiculturalism,” Democracy Unrealized: Documenta11_Platform 1, eds. Okwui Enwezor et al (Kassel: Hatje Kantz Publishers, 2002)

Southern Poverty Law Center, “‘Neither Left Nor Right:’ The Extreme Right and the Battle Against the New World Order,” in Voices of Terror: Manifestos, Writings and Manuals of Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Other Terrorists From Around the World and Throughout the Ages, ed. Walter Laqueur (New York: Reed Press, 2004)

Mark Potok, “Foreword,” Death on the Fourth of July: The Story of a Killing, a Trial, and Hate Crime in America, David Neiwert (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

Mark Potok, “The American Radical Right: the 1990s and Beyond,” Western Democracies and the New Extreme Right Challenge, eds. Roger Eatwell and Cas Mudde (London: Routledge, 2004)

Mark Potok and Heidi L. Beirich, “Intelligence Project,” Encyclopedia of Race & Racism, ed. John Hartwell Moore (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2008)

Mark Potok and Heidi L. Beirich, “National Alliance,” Encyclopedia of Race & Racism, ed. John Hartwell Moore (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2008)

Mark Potok and Heidi L. Beirich, “Southern Poverty Law Center,” Encyclopedia of Race & Racism, ed. John Hartwell Moore (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2008)

Heidi Beirich and Mark Potok, “Taking on Hate: One NGO’s Strategies,” Hate Crimes: Volume 5, Responding to Hate Crime, ed. Frederick M. Lawrence (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2009)

Mark Potok, “Foreword,” Right-Wing Resurgence: How a Domestic Terrorist Threat is Being Ignored, Daryl Johnson (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012)

Mark Potok, “The Year in Hate and Extremism, 2012,” Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism: Fourteenth Edition, ed. Thomas J. Badey (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013)

Ryan Lenz and Mark Potok, War in the West: The Bundy Ranch Standoff and the American Radical Right (Montgomery, Alabama: Southern Poverty Law Center, 2014)

Mark Potok, “The Year in Hate & Extremism, 2010,” Annual Editions: Social Problems 13/14: Thirty-Ninth Edition, ed. Kurt Kinsterbusch (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014)

Ryan Lenz and Mark Potok, Age of the Wolf: A Study of the Rise of Lone Wolf and Leaderless Resistance Terrorism, ed. Mark Potok (Montgomery, Alabama: Southern Poverty Law Center, 2015)

Mark Potok, Quacks: ‘Conversion Therapists,’ the Anti-LGBT Right, and the Demonization of Homosexuality (Montgomery, Alabama: Southern Poverty Law Center, 2016)

MAJOR MEDIA APPEARANCES (Selected)

I’ve been quoted thousands of times as an expert on the radical right in the mass media, including citations in almost every national newspaper, news magazine and television news show in America, as well as in leading European media venues like Der Spiegel and the BBC. It’s not possible to list all those citations here. What follows is intended only to give a sense of my work with the media.

The New York Times: Quoted by name in at least 92 articles (1997-2017) on right-wing extremism and related subjects, including interviews with columnists Bob Herbert, Frank Rich, Nicholas Kristof and Charles M. Blow; in two “Quotations of the Day” (July 7, 1999, and Aug. 7, 2012); and in a Q&A interview (“From the Ground Up”) with the Week in Review (March 6, 2005). I co-authored “The Future of American Terrorism,” Opinion Page (June 10, 2001), and “The Geography of Hate” (op-chart and text on noose incidents), Opinion Page (Nov. 25, 2007); wrote four bylined “Room for Debate” short pieces for the Opinion Page (July 27, 2011; Aug. 12, 2012; Aug. 8, 2013; and Nov. 20, 2013); and was featured in two Times “Retro Report” documentaries, one on the 1992 Randy Weaver siege in Ruby Ridge, Idaho (2014), and the other on the 1993 Davidian standoff near Waco, Texas (2015).

National Public Radio: At least 74 appearances (1999-2017) on national NPR shows including “All Things Considered,” “Morning Edition,” “Tell Me More,” “News and Notes,” “Weekend Edition Saturday,” “Weekend Edition Sunday,” “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” “Day to Day,” “On the Media,” “Latino USA,” “Talk of the Nation,” “The Two-Way,” “The Tavis Smiley Show,” “Blog of the Nation,” “The Bryant Park Project” and several others. On March 25, 2010, Terry Gross did a 43-minute interview with me on “Fresh Air.” I’ve also done a very large number of interviews with local NPR stations around the country.

Other Radio: Major non-NPR shows and stations I’ve appeared on regularly include “Democracy Now!,” “Newsweek on Air,” WBAI-FM in New York, American Urban Radio Networks, Voice of America, and many others.

Television News: What follows is a sampling of the national shows I’ve appeared on. It does not include interviews with anchors without named shows, appearances on regional or local television, or television documentaries.

ABC: “ABC World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “Primetime”
CBS: “60 Minutes,” “CBS Evening News,” “CBS This Morning,” “Up to the Minute”
NBC: “NBC Nightly News,” “The Today Show”
CNN: “Anderson Cooper 360,” “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” “Erin Burnett OutFront,” “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” “Special Investigation Unit,” “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” “CNN en Español”
Fox: “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity & Colmes,” “Shepard Smith Reporting,” “A Current Affair,” “America’s Most Wanted”
MSNBC: “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” “The Reid Report,” “Up With Chris Hayes,” “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton,” “MSNBC  Live With Tamron Hall,” “The Ed Show” 
PBS: “PBS Newshour,” “American Experience”
CNBC: “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch”
C-SPAN: “Washington Journal”

DOCUMENTARY APPEARANCES (Selected, U.S. Only)

·       “Hate.com,” HBO, 2000
·       “Evil Among Us: Hate in America,” Discovery Channel, 2003
·       “Inside the New Black Panthers,” National Geographic Channel, 2007
·       “KKK: Inside American Terror,” National Geographic Channel, 2007
·       “Hate Nation,” Gangland, 2007
·       “Lou Dobbs,” 60 Minutes, 2007
·       “American Nazis,” National Geographic Channel, 2009
·       “The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist,” Peacock Productions (presented on MSNBC by Rachel Maddow), 2010
·       “Revealing Hate,” Cactus Three Films, 2010
·       “Pray for Eric,” Ken Wyatt, 2010
·       “The Muslims Are Coming!,” Vaguely Qualified Productions, 2013
·       “White Supremacist Killings,” Swamp Murders, 2014
·       “Ruby Ridge: American Standoff,” Retro Report, presented by The New York Times, 2014
·       “Klansville U.S.A.,” American Experience Films, 2015
·       “The Shadow of Waco,” Retro Report, presented by The New York Times, 2015
·       “KKK: Beneath the Hood,” Discovery Channel, 2015
·       “America Divided — The Rise of Trump Nation,” A Dan Rather Documentary, 2016
·       “Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America,” First Run Features, 2016
·       “The KKK: Behind the Mask,” Inside Secret Societies, 2016
·       “Oklahoma City,” American Experience Films, 2017

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS (Selected)

Mark Potok, Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award, Alpha Phi Alpha, Montgomery, Alabama, 2007

Intelligence Report, Special Recognition, 19th Annual GLAAD Media Award, 2008

Intelligence Report, Best Investigative Magazine, Utne Independent Press Award, 2009

Southern Poverty Law Center, special award for “outstanding work” on covering nativist extremism, American Immigration Law Foundation, March 20, 2009

Mark Potok, First Place, Investigative Reporting-Magazine, 2011, Green Eyeshade Award, Society of Professional Journalists

Proclamation honoring Mark Potok for “dedication and service to the community,” Steve Bellone, County Executive, County of Suffolk, New York

Mark Potok, First Place, Serious Commentary-Magazine, 2012, Green Eyeshade Award, Society of Professional Journalists

Mark Potok, award for “deep commitment and dedicated work fighting hate and bigotry,” Central American Refugee Center, New York, 2012

Mark Potok, First Place, Serious Commentary-Magazine, 2014, Green Eyeshade Award, Society of Professional Journalists

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (Selected):

The following is a partial list of public speaking engagements, mostly in academic or government venues, that I’ve done for the Southern Poverty Law Center. It does not include talks in non-public settings.

Panelist (militia movement), Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 8, 1997

Keynote, “Making Rights Real,” Discrimination Law Association, London, United Kingdom, Oct. 8, 1998

Keynote, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., March 2, 1999

Witness (written and oral testimony), U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (hearing about proposed Children’s Internet Protection Act), May 20, 1999

Speaker and panelist (prevention of hate crimes and response), Commission on Human Rights, County of Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Calif., Nov. 5, 1999

Witness, (presented paper, “Hate on the Internet and the American Legal System,” and oral testimony), Preparatory Committee, World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 17, 2000

Keynote, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., March 14, 2000

Plenary speaker and panelist, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual conference, New Orleans, La., March 24, 2000

Panelist (media coverage of hate, hate on campus), Society of Professional Journalists annual meeting, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2000

Speaker (conference on right-wing extremism), George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, September 2000

U.S. delegate, Stockholm International Forum (on right-wing extremism), Stockholm, Sweden, Jan. 29-30, 2001

Speaker, Documenta 11, Platform 1, Vienna, Austria, April 6, 2001

Keynote, Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute, Dallas, Texas, June 15, 2001

Panelist, Society of Professional Journalists state convention, Bellevue, Wash., Oct. 5, 2001

Panelist, Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, Spokane, Wash., Oct. 27, 2001

Panelist (nativist extremism), National Immigration Forum, Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 2002

Plenary speaker (extremism in Alabama and Mississippi), Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association, Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss., Feb. 22, 2002

Panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Francisco, Calif., June 22, 2003

Keynote, North Idaho College Popcorn Forum, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, April 26, 2003, and panelist, April 27, 2003

Speaker (neo-Confederate movement), Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., Feb. 5, 2004

Keynote (neo-Confederate movement), University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, Feb. 6, 2004

Speaker (environmental nativism), Sierra Club, Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 10, 2004

Plenary speaker, California Federation of Teachers annual convention, Universal City, Calif., March 21, 2004

Speaker (nativist hate groups), American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York, N.Y., June 7, 2004

Speaker (neo-Confederate movement), Northeastern University, Boston, Mass., March 31, 2005, and panelist (investigative techniques), April 1, 2005

Speaker, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Mass., April 12, 2005

Speaker, MENSA Annual Gathering, New Orleans, La., July 7, 2005

Keynote (violence in the animal rights movement), Friends of Animals national conference, New York, N.Y., July 9, 2005

Panelist, “Human Rights After Aryan Nations,” Pacific Northwest Political Science Association conference, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Oct. 14, 2005

Lecture (anti-LGBT hate), Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 27, 2005

Luncheon speaker (free speech versus hate speech), Canadian Human Rights Commission, Ottawa, Canada, Dec. 15, 2005

Keynote (the neo-Confederate movement), Diversity Week, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., April 6, 2006

Keynote, southern regional conference, National Council for International Visitors, Huntsville, Ala., June 23, 2006

Panelist, Canadian Human Rights Commission, Toronto, Canada, Sept. 11, 2006

Speaker, Not In Our Town national conference, Bloomington, Ill., Oct. 7, 2006

Speaker (anti-Semitism), Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Dunwoody, Ga., Oct. 12, 2006

Speaker (anti-Semitism), Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Sarasota, Fla., Dec. 2, 2006

Keynote, “International Developments in Right-Wing Extremism,” Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Friedrich Ebert Foundation), Berlin, Germany, June 22, 2007

Speaker (extremism in Alabama), Over the Mountain Democrats, Homewood, Ala., July 17, 2007

Keynote and panelist (media and extremism), “Michigan Response to Hate: Building United Communities,” Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Lansing, Mich., Sept. 6, 2007

Speaker (extremism in the U.S.), United Kingdom Consulate, Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 13, 2007

Panelist (hate on the Internet), Helsinki Commission, Washington, D.C., May 15, 2008

Panelist (conspiracy theories), National Conference for Media Reform, Minneapolis, Minn., June 7, 2008

Panelist, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Washington, D.C., June 23, 2008

Speaker, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Sept. 4, 2008

Keynote and faculty luncheon talk, University of Texas, Austin, Oct. 7, 2008

Speaker, Jewish Federation of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla., Nov. 9, 2008

Speaker, University Honors Program, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Nov. 20, 2008

Discussant (with Chris Hedges), “Home Grown Hatred: Anger and Alienation in American,” Hammer Forum, Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, Feb. 4, 2009

Speaker, “New Horizons,” University of Alabama, Birmingham, Oct. 6, 2009

Witness, Hate Crimes Task Force of the Suffolk County Legislature, Smithtown, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2009

Panelist, “The Diverse Suburb: History, Politics and Prospects,” Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2009

Panelist, “15 Years Later and the Lessons for Today” (following Bill Clinton keynote about Oklahoma City bombing anniversary), Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C., April 16, 2010

Panelist (anti-Latino media), National Hispanic Media Coalition, Washington, D.C., May 26, 2010

Speaker, Naval Operations Strategic Study Group, Naval War College, Newport, R.I., Oct. 7, 2010

Keynote, “VHC First Wednesday Program,” Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier, Vt., Nov. 23, 2010

Keynote, Miami-Dade County Human Relations Commission, Miami, Fla., Jan. 26, 2011

Keynote, “Combating Fear and Intimidation,” 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Riders’ Incident in Montgomery, National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Ala., April 21, 2011

Keynote, “Visiting Scholars Lectures,” James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 27, 2011

Speaker, Hate Crimes Summit, United States Attorney, Southern District of Alabama, Mobile, Ala., Feb. 6, 2012

Plenary panelist, “Anatomy of Hate: Free Speech Implications,” National Religious Broadcasters annual conference, Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2012

Keynote (anti-American Indian hate), “Native Pathways Speakers Series,” Humboldt College, Arcata, Calif., April 18, 2012

Panelist (international extremist links), Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Washington, D.C., April 27, 2012

Speaker, “A Special Relationship of Hate? 50 Years of the Anglo-American Far-Right,” University of Northampton, Northampton, United Kingdom, Sept. 14, 2012

Instructor, Continuing Legal Education class, Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, Penn., Sept. 27, 2012

Keynote and class lectures at Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, Oct. 15-17, 2012

Speaker, University Honors Program, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Oct. 19, 2012

Speaker, Law and Society Program, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2012

Speaker, Justice Club, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2012

Keynote and class lectures, Linfield College, McMinnville, Ore., Feb. 27, 2013

Keynote and class lecture (American nativism), University of Nebraska, Kearney, March 12, 2013

Panelist (best practices), “Countering Violent Extremism,” U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013

Panelist, “Can We the People Tolerate Islamic Law? Anti-Sharia Legislation and the U.S. Constitution,” University of Arkansas Law School, Fayetteville, Ark., April 12, 2013

Lecture (Islamophobia), DuPaul University, Chicago, Ill., May 30, 2013

Speaker (Jack Levin retirement event), American Sociological Association, New York, N.Y., Aug. 9, 2013

Keynote (hate groups and regional security threats), Association of County Commissions of Alabama, Orange Beach, Ala., Aug. 221, 2013

Panelist (extremism in the military), German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 2013

Keynote, “Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond,” University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2014

Keynote and class lectures, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, Oct. 6-8, 2014

Keynote, University Honors Program, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Oct. 20, 2014

Keynote and panelist (Bundy ranch standoff), “Michigan Response to Hate: 2014,” Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes and Michigan Department of Human Rights, East Lansing, Mich., Nov. 14, 2014

Keynote, Alaska Bar Association annual conference, Fairbanks, Ala., May 14, 2015; Instructor, Continuing Legal Education class, May 15, 2015

Keynote at student-community event and speaker at faculty-staff luncheon (best practices, dealing with hate on campus), St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt., Sept. 17, 2015

Keynote, University of Miami Law School, Coral Gables, Fla., Nov. 20, 2015

Keynote (men’s rights movement and misogyny) and panelist, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence annual conference, Albuquerque, N.M., Dec. 3, 2015

Panelist, “The Use of Guns in Hate Crimes,” Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2016

Keynote and class lectures, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, April 4-6, 2016

Speaker (Confederate battle flag), “Symbols of Hatred: Nationalism, Religion, Gender, & Ethnicity,” University Honors Program, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Sept. 29, 2016

Speaker, “Symbols of Hatred: Nationalism, Religion, Gender, & Ethnicity,” University Honors Program, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Dec. 5, 2016

Keynote, Tenth Annual Black History Celebration, Frank M. Johnson Jr. United States Courthouse, Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 23, 2017