Welcome to my website.
My name is Jonathan Andrew LLoyd. I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. This page serves as a reflection of my interests as a professional and a scholar.
I specialize in researching contemporary and historical extremist groups. My research so far suggests that hate groups use technology to enact a means of social control in the form of hate crimes. My current research agenda focuses on addressing the relationship between how hate groups operate and where hate crimes occur.
When I’m not conducting research, I enjoy writing poetry and creative fiction, tabletop gaming, and swimming. I have been happily married to my kind and brilliant wife Emily for three years and in 2021 we adopted a very clever dog named Daisy.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via social media, phone, or fax.
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Fear and Control Hate groups and hate crime have a close relationship. That relationship’s foundations? Fear. Fear of a threat from a marginalized group. For