Devin Burghart

Devin Burghart is vice president of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights and coordinates its Seattle office. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort. Devin began as a research analyst with the Coalition for Human Dignity in Seattle, and was co-author of Guns & Gavels: Common Law Courts, Militias & White Supremacy in 1996. In Chicago, he worked as the director of the Building Democracy Initiative, where he reported on white power music and on the new nativism, including a groundbreaking background report of the Federation for Immigration Reform in 2001. He developed new organizing approaches to counter bigotry, including the Turn It Down Campaign to stop the spread of white power music, and the Campaign for a United America to challenge the new nativism. Devin is frequently quoted as an expert by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Enquirer, Arizona Republic, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Nation, and Rolling Stone. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News and National Public Radio, and other broadcast media outlets. Last updated July 2017

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