The Accelerationism Threat Assessment and Research Initiative
CTEC is home to one of the first dedicated research initiatives to the study of militant accelerationism, called the Accelerationism Threat Assessment and Research Initiative. Led by Senior Research Scholar Matt Kriner, this initiative is at the cutting edge of mixed-methods analysis for understanding, mitigating, and preventing accelerationist violence.
In addition to in-house projects, CTEC has also co-founded the Accelerationism Research Consortium, a collaborative network of organizations and individuals dedicated empirically driven research into accelerationist terrorism.
The CTEC team is composed of experts on the particular characteristics of militant accelerationism who have published several articles on the topic:
- Matthew Kriner, H.E. Upchurch, and W. Aaron, “Examining the Denver Shooter’s Ideological Views,” GNET, January 2022.
- Matthew Kriner and Jon Lewis, “The Oath Keepers and Their Role in the January 6 Insurrection,” CTC Sentinel, December 2021.
- Matthew Kriner, Alex Newhouse, and Jon Lewis, “Understanding Accelerationist Narratives: The Boogaloo,” GNET, November 2021.
- Alex Newhouse, “The Threat is the Network: The Multi-Node Structure of Neo-Fascist Accelerationism,” CTC Sentinel, June 2021.
- Alex Newhouse and Nate Gunesch, “The Boogaloo Movement Wants To Be Seen as Anti-Racist, But It Has a White Supremacist Fringe,” CTEC, June 2020.