David Hofmann

Associate Professor



Tilley Hall 14


1 506 458 7437

Other titles: Director of Criminology and Criminal Justice Program

Dr. David C. Hofmann is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton Campus. He is a nationally-recognized expert on far-right extremism and violence, and has an extensive experience conducting funded research in this area with governmental partners such as Public Safety Canada, National Defense, and Defense Research and Development Canada. He is the co-lead on the multi-year government funded Network for Research on Hateful Conduct and Right-Wing Extremism in the Canadian Armed Forces which is studying the breadth, depth, and extent of far-right worldviews and ideologies in the Canadian military. David is also a research fellow with the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, and the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research. 

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

A selected list of David's academic publications can be found on Google Scholar. 

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.