Austin "Auz" Lawrence

Austin “Auz” Lawrence is a doctoral researcher at Ontario Tech University studying right wing violent extremism and its intersections with Germanic neo-paganism. Auz is undertaking this work with the support of his employer, Public Safety Canada. Auz’s career has been spent as a criminologist working for the federal government and has researched in many areas, including; hate crimes; law enforcement; organized crime; and much more. Auz is a leader in the Canadian Pagan community, a Steward of Raven’s Knoll, and an inclusive goði with 12 years of oathed-community service, who has ties to the American Vinland Association and the Troth.