dhofmann Dr. David C. Hofmann

Assistant Professor
B.A., M.Sc. (Université de Montréal), Ph.D. (University of Waterloo)

Dr. David C. Hofmann joined the UNB Sociology department in 2016. His most recent research is related to the Freemen-on-the-Land sovereigntist movement in Canada, modeling the fragmentation of trafficking networks upon removal of key actors and leaders, and mapping networks of social, operational, and ideological support of Canadian lone-actor terrorists. David is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Canadian Graduate Journal of Criminology and Sociology, and is a senior research affiliate with the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS).

Research Interests

David’s current research interests are focused on five broad areas: terrorism and political violence, charismatic leadership, right-wing extremism, apocalyptical and millenarian groups, and criminal & illicit networks. David is a mixed methodologist, with a particular interest in social network analysis.

Selected Publications
  • Hofmann, D.C. (Forthcoming). “Breaking Free: A Socio-Historical Analysis of the Canadian Freemen-on-the-Land Movement,” In Canada Among Nations, Jez Littlewood, Lorne Dawson, and Sara Thompson (Eds.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Hofmann, D.C. (In press). “The study of terrorist leadership: Where do we go from here?” Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice. Forthcoming 2017.
  • Hofmann, D.C. (2016). “The Influence of Charismatic Authority on Operational Strategies and Attack Outcomes of Terrorist Groups,” Journal of Strategic Security, 9, 14-46. Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/jss/vol9/iss2/3/
  • Hofmann, D.C. (2015). “Quantifying and Qualifying Charisma: A Theoretical Framework for Measuring the Presence of Charismatic Authority in Terrorist Groups,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 38, 710-733. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1057610X.2015.1048100
  • Hofmann, D.C., & Gallupe, O. (2015). “Leadership Protection in Drug-Trafficking Networks,” Global Crime, 16, 123-138. Available at: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17440572.2015.1008627
  • Hofmann, D.C., & Dawson, L.L. (2014). “The Neglected Role of Charismatic Authority in the Study of Terrorist Groups and Radicalization,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 37, 348-368. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1057610X.2014.879436
Supervision Areas

Terrorism and political violence; right-wing extremism; criminal and illicit networks; cults and new religious movements; leadership and charismatic authority; sociology of religion; social and revolutionary movements; social network analysis; mixed methods

Please contact me to discuss possible supervision for undergraduate, MA, and PhD research projects.

Dr David Hofmann

Phone: 1-506-458-7437

Office: Tilley 18.

External Website: https://newbrunswick.academia.edu/DavidHofmann