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Christopher Wright

Christopher Wright

Associate Professor

Criminal Justice

“I'm proud to be involved in a school which allows me to serve so many of our veterans and military connected families.” Dr. Wright on what he loves about working in the APSU community
  • Ph.D., M.A. University of Southern California
  • B.S. Southern Utah University

Dr. Wright is Associate Professor Criminal Justice and mainly teaches courses in the Homeland Security Concentration. He is an active member of the Society for Terrorism Research and has lectured to FBI recruits at Quantico on how violent extremists use the internet. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, his B.A. from Southern Utah University, and spent a year studying abroad in Russia at Moscow International University.

  • Domestic terrorism
  • Violent extremism
  • Islamist insurgencies
  • Foreign fighters
  • Extremism & technology
  • Nov. 2019, “An Examination of Jihadi Recidivism Rates in the United States.” West Point, NY: The Countering Terrorism Center at the US Military Academy, CTC Sentinel Vol 12: 10, pgs 26 – 31.
  • June 2018. "Islamist Terrorism in America", in Terrorism in America 2nd ed. Borgeson, Kevin & Robin Valeri (eds). New York: Routledge.
  • April 2018. "Sometimes They Come Back: Responding to American Foreign Fighter Returnee and Other Elusive Threats." Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression Vol 10: 4, pgs. 1 - 16.
  • Feb. 2016. "How Dangerous Are Domestic Terror Plotters with Foreign Fighter Experience? The Case of Homegrown Jihadis in the US." Perspectives on Terrorism Vol. 10: 1, pgs. 32-40.