Samuel Hodgson is an analyst at Valens Global, where he focuses on white
supremacist extremist organisations. In this role, he works on a series of projects
for a US government client that involve granular, forward-looking analysis about a
variety of violent non-state actors. In addition, Mr. Hodgson has worked on several
other projects at Valens, including co-authoring an article addressing the causes of
insurgent group fragmentation published in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. Before
joining Valens, Mr. Hodgson was a senior analyst with the project management
office at Jenner & Block LLP. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University
Key ICCT Publications:
Gartenstein-Ross, D., Clarke, C. P. and Hodgson, S. Militia Violent Extremists in the United States: Understanding the Evolution of the Threat. Policy Brief, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 20 May 2022
Gartenstein-Ross, D., Clarke, C. and Hodgson, S. Bordering on Hate: The Strategic Implications of White Supremacist Extremist Travel between the United States and Canada. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 13 April 2021
This Policy Brief outlines several approaches that can be adopted by U.S. policymakers to address the challenges posed by militia violent extremist groups.
Drawing on the Buffalo shooting, this Perspective considers what insights can be gathered to tackle violent right-wing content online.