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Jonathan A. LLoyd

Jonathan A. LLoyd

Name, Title
Jonathan A. LLoyd

Degree: PhD
Previous Education: Virginia Tech, MS in Sociology; 2019 Concord University, BA in History and Sociology (double major), 2015

Research Interests: Hate Crime and Far Right Extremism, Criminology and Public Policy, Sociology of Digital Culture, History of Criminology and Crime Science

Bio: I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 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 projects mainly focus on addressing the relationship between how hate groups operate and where hate crimes occur.

Presentations: “Hate at the Scene of the Crime: Interrogating Place in Anti-Religious Hate Crime Analysis.” Poster session presented at the Southern Criminal Justice Association Research Showcase. September 08, 2020. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28257.94568

“Hate Crimes as Social Control: Theorizing the Hate Manager.” Presented at “Improving the Efficiency and Quality of Criminology Research and Education”, Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference. September 11, 2019, Nashville, TN.

“Public Data to Predict Hate Crimes.” Presented at “Technology for Security/Technology for Sustenance”, Virginia Tech Community Conversation, April 24, 2019, Blacksburg, VA.

 Shruti Phadke, Jonathan Lloyd, James Hawdon, Mattia Samory, and Tanushree Mitra. 2018. “Framing Hate with Hate Frames: Designing the Codebook.” In Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 201-204. DOI:

Twitter: @LLoydsoc
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Quote: "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" - Herm Albright