My name is Jonathan Andrew LLoyd. Welcome to my website. I am a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. This website serves as a reflection of my interests as a professional and a scholar.

I am a Criminologist-in-Training, with particular interest in researching contemporary hate 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 projects mainly focus 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, swimming, and being with my kind and brilliant wife, Emily.

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