Senior Researcher, START
Dr. Elizabeth Yates is a Senior Researcher on the domestic radicalization team at START. She works primarily on the suite of datasets associated with PIRUS (Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States) and BIAS (Bias Incidents and Actors Study), with a special focus on far-right violence, extremism, and hate crimes. She is also a co-Principal Investigator on a multi-year NIJ-funded project studying extremist offender reintegration. In addition, Dr. Yates has taught undergraduate classes in Terrorism Studies and Sociology at the University of Maryland and the University of Pittsburgh, respectively. She earned a doctorate in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in International Relations at Tufts University.
- University of Pittsburgh, PhD, Sociology, Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, 2018
- University of Pittsburgh, MA, Sociology, 2014
- Tufts University, BA, Major: International Relations, Minor: Latin American Studies, Magna Cum Laude, 2008