Patrick Andres James

Patrick Andres James is a faculty researcher at START and project manager for the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project, which seeks to explain the underlying mechanisms and processes of domestic radicalization. He completed his B.A. in International Studies from the University of North Texas and his M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver, focusing on political violence, Middle East policy, and international security issues. Prior to joining START, Patrick worked with the One Earth Future Foundation, a think-tank located near Denver, Colorado that seeks to reduce global conflict by promoting better global governance. He also was a Research Assistant with the Program on Terrorism and Insurgency Research based out of the University of Denver.

Violent extremism is a complex, psycho-social process that belies a simple explanation.