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"Lone Wolf Terrorism as Performance"

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Ramon Spaaij, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow

La Trove University-Melbourne, Australia


Ramón Spaaij is a sociologist based at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He also holds a Special Chair of Sociology of Sport at the University of Amsterdam and is Visiting Professor at the Utrecht University School of Governance. Dr Spaaij received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2007. His work combines sociological, anthropological and public policy approaches to address questions of social cohesion, conflict and social change. His primary research interests include the sociology of sport and the sociology of terrorism. His recent books include Understanding Lone Wolf Terrorism (Springer, 2011), Sport and Social Mobility: Crossing Boundaries (Routledge, 2011), and The Social Impact of Sport (Routledge, 2010). With Professor Mark Hamm, he leads the National Institute of Justice funded project ‘Lone Wolf Terrorism in America: Using Knowledge of Radicalization Pathways to Forge Prevention Strategies’.