Samantha Kutner received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in communication studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. She studies violent extremism and the gender dynamics of radicalization.
As an independent consultant she provides training presentations informed by her ethnographic research with Proud Boys and Antifascists.
As a public academic Samantha seeks ways to reduce the efficacy of extremist messaging and ensure accurate, responsible coverage of the Proud Boys.
Her research has been published in the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism Studies in the Hague and referenced in the Rolling Stone, Truth or Fiction, Miami New Times, The Daily Beast, and Nation of Change.
She is currently dedicated to the Hate-Map project, a continually developing OSINT resource to inform the public about the global far right violence. Samantha’s focus is on Proud Boys activity in America, Canada, Australia, and the UK.
Kutner, Samantha. “The call for component analyses of the saudi arabian risk reduction initiative: an examination of religious re-education’s role in the deradicalization and disengagement process”.
Journal for Deradicalization, No 7 (2016).
McBride, Maureen, Samantha Kutner, Brady Edwards, and Ash Thoms. “Responding To The Whole Person: Using Empathic Listening And Responding In The Writing Center”.
The Peer Review, 2018.
NCA Communicating for Survival, November 2019.
KNPR’s State of Nevada, July, 2020.
University of Nevada, Reno, September, 2020.