Welcome to my Website!

My name is Matthew M. Sweeney, and I earned my Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Criminology and Justice Studies and the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Since September 2020, I am an Independent Scholar located in Houston, Texas.

My research focuses on political violence, extremism, and policing.  I seek to discover new ways of interdicting terrorism and extremism through theory- and policy-relevant research applicable to a wide range of audiences.  I am particularly interested in studying the American Far Right, Homeland Security, and Policing.

This website will serve as a repository of my research projects, academic and scholarly publications, and samples of teaching syllabi.