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Devin Burghart is president and executive director of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights—a national non-profit organization dedicated to tracking emerging threats to democracy and human rights.

Devin is an internationally recognized expert on far-right political and social movements. For over three decades, he has relentlessly researched a wide range of threats. His written work includes groundbreaking investigative reporting on transnational white nationalist activity, “scientific” racism, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, the militia movement, white power music, the anti-immigrant movement, anti-vaccine organizing, COVID Denial, and more. Recent publications include Ammon’s Army: Inside the far-Right People’s Rights Network, Facebook and COVID Denial, and Breaching the Mainstream: A National Survey of Far-Right Membership in State Legislatures.

Devin’s research has been cited by the New York TimesWall Street JournalWashington Post, Chicago TribuneLos Angeles Times, and many others. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News and National Public Radio, and other broadcast media outlets. His work has also been cited by Congressional Committees, including the January 6th Commission.

Before joining the IREHR staff in 2009, Devin was director of the Building Democracy Initiative of the Center for New Community in Chicago for eleven years. He was also a research analyst with the Coalition for Human Dignity in Seattle. In 2007, he was awarded a Petra Foundation fellowship for his “distinctive contributions to the rights, autonomy, and dignity of millions who are marginalized in America.”