Category - Humanities & Society

Sociologist Pete Simi research in the field.

Testimony of Chapman Sociologist Pete Simi Leads to Judgment Against Organizers of Charlottesville Rally Professor Simi’s research on white supremacists who planned the Unite the Right rally reflects his commitment to exposing the hidden spaces of hate.

Two weeks into the high-profile trial of the white nationalists who organized the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Chapman University sociologist and hate group researcher Pete Simi finally got his...

Conspiracy theorist protesters in Germany

Op-Ed: Violence in Italy Exposes the Risks of Conspiracies Linked to Political Extremism Mass radicalization can spread like a contagion, Chapman professor warns. Demand governmental transparency and accountability, he advises.

Conspiracy theories grow silently embedded in popular culture and frivolous entertainment but are much more dangerous than many still believe. The recent riots in Italy, all inspired by the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S...