Fatih Karakus

Junior Affiliate (PhD)

Fatih Karakus is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities Criminology and Social Justice program. His research interests are hate crime, right-wing extremism, militia groups, radicalization, and social movements, specifically focusing on the comparison between Canadian and U.S. militia groups.
Karakus is a former police captain at the Turkish National Police (TNP) Istanbul State Security Department. During his tenure at the TNP, he directed the Social Movements Bureau and Political Parties Bureau. He was the Social Movements Bureau Chief during the Gezi Park Protests in Istanbul and managed several police interventions and negotiations with the protesters. He also directed counter-terrorism operations and investigations against the Left-wing extremists and separatist terrorist organizations.
As a Junior Affiliate, Karakus plans to expand his professional experience through his research on Right-wing extremism and militia groups in North America. Fatih’s previous academic experience in political science and public administration provides him with a multi-disciplinary approach.

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