Aaron Winter is Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Business and Law at the University of East London. He is Course Leader for the BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice, teaches on a range of undergraduate modules, supervises research and a member of the Centre for Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB). Prior to UEL, he taught at Abertay University, the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. His research is on racism, hate crime, the far right and right-wing extremism and terrorism (with a particular focus on the US, Canada and Britain).
He is co-editor of Discourses and Practices of Terrorism: Interrogating Terror (Routledge 2010), Reflexivity in Criminological Research Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless (Palgrave 2014), Historical Perspectives on Organised Crime and Terrorism (Routledge 2018) and Researching the Far Right: Theory, Method and Practice (Routledge 2020), and co-author, with Aurelien Mondon, of Reactionary Democracy: How Racism and the Populist Far Right Became Mainstream (Verso 2020). He has also contributed to several edited collections including Extremism in America (University Press Florida 2014) and Online Othering: Exploring violence and discrimination on the web (Palgrave 2019), and published in journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Sociological Research Online, and the Journal of Political Ideologies.
He has been interviewed about his research and areas of expertise by the BBC, LBC, NBC, The Times, Telegraph, New Statesman, Mediapart, Wired, HuffPost, Radio France, Vice, Gara and other media outlets, as well as appeared on the podcasts Surviving Society, Politics Theory Other, Talking Terror, The Sociology Show, Hope Not Hate, and The Malcolm Effect. In addition to these, he has been consulted by a range of NGOs, government agencies and local councils.
Projects he has been involved in include Racism and Political Mobilisation (ESRC) and Step Up To Stop Hate (London Scholars), which provided the basis for his REF21 Impact Case Study: Combating racism, hate crime and the far right in communities He is also co-editor of Identities and the Manchester University Press (MUP) series Racism, Resistance and Social Change. Aaron is open to postgraduate supervision and media opportunities.