Mr Fatih Karakus



Doctoral student at Institute of Technology Criminology, University of Ontario.

Research Assistant at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) Centre Urbanisation Culture Societe.

Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS) Junior Affiliate

Research areas:

Right-wing extremism; anti-immigrant discourse; community resilience building; CVE; homeland security; social movements; militia groups in North America.


Fatih is a doctoral student and teaching assistant at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Criminology program. He is also a research assistant at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) Centre Urbanisation Culture Societe. Previously, he worked in a collaborative National Science Foundation (NSF) project titled “Pervasive Spectrum Sharing for Public Safety Communications” while he was a doctoral student at University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Health and Public Affairs. The project aimed to find solutions to communication problems for the first responders in disasters and emergencies.

As a former Police Captain at the Turkish National Police Istanbul State Security Department, Fatih directed numerous counter-terrorism operations and investigations against left-wing and separatist terrorist organisations as the chief of the Social Movements Bureau. He also managed several negotiations between police and protestor groups in mass gatherings attendants ranging from 10 to 200,000 such as small press conferences and Labor Day commemorations. He also directed the Immigration Division in a Southern Turkish city responsible for processing asylum applications of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing from IS threat.

Currently, he works on the militia movements in North America and their anti-immigrant rhetoric.