curriculum vitae

Alexander Reid Ross

Instructor, Portland State University, Dept. of Geography, 2016 – present
Freelance Journalist, 2009 – present
Outreach Specialist, Bark, 2011 – 2016
Editorial Collective, Earth First! Journal, 2009 – 2011
Field Organizer, Global Justice for Animals and the Environment, 2007 – 2010

PhD student, Earth, Environment, Society Program, Geography Department, Portland State University (4.0 GPA)
M.A., Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Critical Thought, with Distinction, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, CH, 2015
B.A., International Studies: Comparative Development (Russia and Eurasia / Latin America and the Caribbean), Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 2006

Honors, Awards
Gamma Theta Upsilon, Theta Alpha chapter
Phi Kappa Phi, Portland State University chapter
Nominated for John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teacher Award, 2017
Recognized by Project Censored for Media Democracy in Action in Censored2016
Graduated from the European Graduate School with Distinction
Co-founded Earth First! Newswire, named one of the top ten forestry resources by every year since inception
Diploma, Russian State University of the Humanities, Moscow, RU, 2005
Accelerated Guided Studies program at Trinity College, 2003

Classes Taught
Pacific Northwest (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018);
Global Water Issues and Sustainability (Winter 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019);
Global Population and Food Supply (Winter 2017);
Geography of Globalization (Winter 2017);

University Service
Graduate Representative for Portland State University Geography Department Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2018 – 2019

Teachers Assistantships
Teacher’s Assistant for Professor Cris Morgante, Climate and Water Resources: PSU, Winter 2019, Spring 2019
Teacher’s Assistant for Professor Michael Hardt, The Commons: EGS, Summer 2014

Critical political geography, comparative fascist studies, populism, political ecology, land grabs, land management, forestry, water resources, social hydrology, global justice, resilience, historical geography.

I have provided analysis and commentary on the far right for some of the largest news sources in the world, including SkyNews, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, LA Times, Al Jazeera, The Independent, Huffington Post, and The Guardian, as well as smaller weeklies and sites like The Alt, The Willamette Week, Quartz, Reveal, Pacific Standard, The Intercept, The Nation, and Alternet.

Language Skills
Spanish, French, and Russian

Authored Books
Against the Fascist Creep (Oakland: AK Press, 2017).
Politics and the People: An Introduction to Comparative Populist Studies (New York: Atropos Press, forthcoming 2018).

Edited Anthologies
Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab (Oakland: AK Press, 2014), ft. Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, et al.

Articles in Print

“Between Separatism and the State: White Supremacist Groups in the Pacific Northwest,” Oregon Historical Quarterly, Forthcoming, 2019.

The Alt-Right and Global Information Warfare,” with Emmi Bevensee, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Dec. 2018, pp.4393 – 4402.

“‘Those mischievous elves of lore’: The Legend and Legacy of Earth Liberation,” A Historical Scholarly Collection of Writings on the Earth Liberation Front, eds. Anthony J. Nocella II, Carol Mendoza, Sean Parson, and Stephanie Eccles (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, forthcoming 2018).

Lessons from exits foreclosed: An exilic interpretation of the Mexican and Russian Revolutions, 1910–1924,” Capital & Class, 42(2), April 2018.

Book Review: No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries,” in Annals of the Association of American Geographers Review of Books, October 16, 2017

“The Kurdish Self-Defense Movement,” with Ary LaValle, Community Defense and Armed Resistance: Theory, Practice, and History, ed. scott crow (Oakland: PM Press, 2018).

“Anti-Fascism and Revolution,” ROAR Magazine, Issue #5, 2017.

Interview with Glen Coulthard,” Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies, no. 1 (2015), pp. 188-199.

“Energizing the Climate Movement,” with Sedge Ruiz, Upping the Anti, No. 17, (Toronto: UTA Publications, 2015).

“Against Deep Green Resistance,” with Michelle Renee Matisons, Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, No. 28 (Oakland: IAS, 2015), pp. 101-118.

“Climate change, land grabs, and revolution in Burkina Faso,” Third World Resurgence, No 290/291, Oct/Nov 2014, pp. 41-43.

“Over the Water of the Nile,” Green Social Thought, No. 63, Winter 2014, pp. 32-33.
“Resistance to Alberta Tar Sands Megaloads in Idaho & Beyond” with Helen Yost, Grabbing Back, op. cit., pp. 281-306.

“Liberating Linguistics,” Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, No. 27 (Oakland: Institute for Anarchist Studies, 2014), pp. 40-53.

“Dismantling Counterinsurgency with Earth First!,” Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency, eds: Lara Messersmith-Glavin, Kristian Williams, Will Munger (Oakland: AK Press, 2013), pp. 213-231.

Book Review: What Every Radical Should Know About State Repression,” Science and Society, Vol. 74, No. 2, April 2010, pp. 269.

Selected Articles Published Online

“From Exile to Dirtbag: Edgelord geopolitics and the rise of ‘National Bolshevism’ in the U.S.,” Medium, January 20, 2019

“Apocalypse in America: The Smell of Fascism in the pro-Trump QAnon Conspiracy,” Haaretz, January 8, 2019

“Hitler in Brasilia: The U.S. Evangelicals and Nazi Political Theory Behind Brazil’s President-in-waiting,” Haaretz, October 28, 2018

“As the Far Right Descends on Portland, Police Target Counter-Protestors,” with Shane Burley, WagingNonviolence, August 14, 2018;

“A Popular Mobilization Is Forming in Portland to Stop the Growth of Hate Groups,” with Shane Burley, TruthOut, August 1, 2018;

“In Portland, I Witnessed the Violence of White Pride in Trump’s America,” Haaretz, July 5, 2018;

“How Trump’s Foreign Policy is Making Russia Great Again,” Haaretz, June 13, 2018;

“How Assad’s War Crimes Bring Left and Right Together Under Putin’s Benevolent Gaze,” Haaretz, April 17, 2018;

“The Internet Research Agency: Behind the shadowy network that meddled in the US elections,” Hatewatch, February 21, 2018;

“Will the Alt Right Produce the Next Timothy McVeigh?,” Alternet, with Shane Burley, November 9, 2017;

“White Nationalists Terrorize Houston Book Fair in Largest Show of Force Since Charlottesville,” Alternet, October 8, 2017;

“A Brief But Very Informative History of How Fascists Infiltrated Punk and Metal,” Vice Noisey, August 19, 2017;

“Has the Liberal Media Enabled a Nationwide Crackdown on Trump’s Political Enemies?” Alternet, August 18, 2017;

“5 Things the Mainstream Media Missed About Charlottesville,” with Shane Burley, In These Times, August 19, 2017;

“What will it take to stop alt-right efforts to ‘unite the right?” Waging Nonviolence, August 11, 2017

“Nothing New Under the Fascist Sun,” with Shane Burley, Jacobin, June 5, 2017

“The Portland Killings Show Why We Need a Robust Antifascist Movement,” In These Times, June 2, 2017;

“Trump’s Remark on Andrew Jackson Was a Dog Whistle for White Nationalists,” Truth-Out, May 10, 2017;

“The Left-Overs: How Fascists Court the Post-Left,” Anti-Fascist News, March 29, 2017;

“Beyond the Acid-Filled Jacuzzi: The Sinister Truths About Bannon’s Fascism,” Truth-Out, March 15, 2017;

“Antifa Worldwide: A Brief History of International Anti-Fascism,” Anti-Fascist News, February 13, 2017;

“Responding to the Fascist Creep: An Interview with Alexander Reid Ross,” Gods and Radicals, January 23, 2017;

“Fascism, SB-1070, and the Arizonafication of the US,” Truth-Out, December 31, 2016;

“With Enemies at the Gate,” with Shane Burley, Gods and Radicals, December 7, 2016;

“Trump’s First Hundred Days and the Fascist Agenda,” Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness, November 21, 2016;

“The Campaign to Save Pepe the Frog,” with Shane Burley, ThinkProgress, November 4, 2016;

“How the Alt Right is trying to create a ‘safe space’ for racism on college campuses,” with Shane Burley, Waging Non-Violence, October 6, 2016;

“Death to the Klan and Armed Antifascist Community Defense in the US,” It’s Going Down, June 26, 2016;

“How Students for Trump Terrorized Portland State University,” ThinkProgress, with Shane Burley, June 9, 2016;

“Trumpism,” It’s Going Down, March 18, 2016;

“Toward an Anti-Fascist Analysis of the Malheur Rebellion,” It’s Going Down, January 9, 2016;

“Unhinged in Burns: Inside the Malheur Rebellion,” CounterPunch, January 8, 2016


“Rage and Action,” Earth First! Journal: 30th Anniversary Edition, Vol. 30, No. 1, (Tucson: Daily Planet Publishing, 2010); from Spanish.
My work has been translated into French and Portuguese.

Conferences, Forums, Roundtables

“The Alt Right and Global Information Warfare,” with Emmi Bevensee, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Big Data, December 13, 2018;

“Populism or a Fascist Turn? Political Science and the Legacy of Fascism,” American Political Science Association Annual Conference, August 31, 2018;

“Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism,” Left Coast Forum, August 25, 2018;

“Land and Liberty: A Comparative Spatial Analysis of Revolution, Exile, and Autonomy in the Mexican and Russian Revolutions,” Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 12, 2018;

“Northwest Critical Theory Roundtable: Fascism and the Crisis of the State Form,” Gonzaga University, February 16, 2018;

“Antifascism in Theory and Practice” with Mark Bray and Whitney Mallet, Left Forum, New York City, June 3, 2017;

“Bioregionalism against White Supremacism,” Resistance Ecology, at Portland State University, June 27, 2014.

Book Talks

“Against Fascism Today,” with Shane Burley, University of Washington Book Store, Seattle, WA, February 2, 2018;
“Against Fascism Today,” with Shane Burley, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, January 31, 2018;
“Fascism and the Far Right in Portland,” with Shane Burley, Mother Foucault’s, Portland OR, November 13, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” Big Idea Books, Pittsburgh, PA, August 27, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” Guide to Kulchur Books, Cleveland, OH, August 26, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” Space 2435, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, August 25, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” Riverwest Public House, Milwaukee, WI, August 24, 2017;
“The Antifascists,” with Louisville Anti-Racist Action and Black Lives Matter, Floyd Theater, University of Louisville, KY, August 23, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” The Void, Bloomington, IN, August 22, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” The Back Door, Bloomington, IN, August 22, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” BookMama’s, Indianapolis, IN, August 21, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” The Wooden Shoe, Philadelphia, PA, June 4, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” The Potter’s House, Washington, DC, June 2, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” Annares Project, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, March 7, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep: Book Opening,” Mother Foucault’s Book Shop, Portland, OR, February, 9, 2017;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” Phoenix Anarchist Book Fair, Phoenix, AZ, February 13, 2016;
“Our Autogestion is our Oxygen,” LA Anarchist Book Fair, LA, CA, October 8, 2016;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” Howard Zinn Book Fair, San Francisco, CA, December 7, 2016;
“Grabbing Back: Against the Global Land Grab,” Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair, San Francisco, March 22, 2014.

Podcasts and Radio Appearances

“Opposing fascism in the PNW,” with Shane Burley, KBOO, November 23, 2018;
“Fascism and the Police,” with Shane Burley, KBOO, October 19, 2018;
“Against the Fascist Creep” The Rain Can’t Stop Us, October 17, 2018;
“Fascism Today,” KBOO, May 7, 2018;
“Indymedia on Air,” KPFK, September 5, 2017;
“No Quarter For Fascists” (ft. Alexander Reid Ross), Supreme Leap Forward, Episode 09, Podcast, June 4, 2017;
“Interview with Lisa Loving,” KBOO, January 11, 2016;
“Chris Burnett’s Indymedia on the Air,” December 28, 2015;
“Air Cascadia with Chris Andre,” KBOO, January 12, 2015;
“Interview with Ama Tierney,” KMUD, January 9, 2015;
“Morning Show with Christy Thornton,” WBAI, December 19, 2014;
“Interview with Peter Werbe,” July 9, 2014;
“Against the Fascist Creep,” Project Censored Radio, February 24, 2017;
“SOLEcast,” Podcast, February 13, 2016;
“Mali and the African Land Grab,” The Real News, February 25, 2013.