Pete Simi

Chapman University

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Pete Simi is professor of sociology at Chapman University, where he studies extremist groups, violence and lone wolf attackers. He is the author of American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement's Hidden Spaces of Hate. He is a former professor of criminology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Pete Simi on KCRW

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