Ph.D: Candidate, War Studies, King’s College London
MA: Security Studies, Georgetown University
MA: Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin
BA: Criminal Justice, Concordia University
Religious conversion, radicalization, and terrorism in Europe, North
America, and Southeast Asia.
Scott Kleinmann is a Senior Research Associate at the Global Studies Institute at Georgia State University.
He is currently working with an international team of interdisciplinary social scientists to explore the radicalization of American Muslim converts. The Minerva Research Initiative funds their project.
Scott is the author of the article, “Radicalization of Homegrown Sunni Militants in the United States: Comparing Converts and Non-converts,” in the journal, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and co-author of “How Rigorous is Radicalization Research?” in the journal Democracy and Security.
Scott was previously a Research Fellow at the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts (CTSS), the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) at King’s College London and a visiting fellow at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at Nanyang Tech in Singapore.
From 2006-2011, Scott supported various information operations, public affairs, and psychological operations programs as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and other organizations. From 2000-2006, Scott worked as a police officer in Wisconsin.
Scott has also earned the David L. Boren (NSEP) Fellowship from the National Defense University and Fulbright-Hays funding to study in Indonesia.
Scott attended the Wisconsin police academy, and holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Concordia University, an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.A. in Security Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Scott is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in war studies at King’s College London. He is fluent in Indonesian and Malay.