Dr. Elizabeth Yates is the Senior Researcher for Antisemitism at Human Rights First. Prior to joining HRF Liz spent four years as a Senior Researcher/Researcher on the domestic radicalization team at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. During that time, she contributed to data collection and analysis on a series of datasets tracking trends in domestic extremism and hate crimes in the United States, co-authoring reports, briefs, and articles on topics including extremism in the U.S. military, the growth of anti-Muslim terrorism, mass casualty hate crime attacks, and disengagement from right-wing extremism, among others. In addition, Liz has taught undergraduate classes at the University of Maryland and the University of Pittsburgh, and worked at several other non-profit organizations. She earned a doctorate in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in International Relations at Tufts University.