Webinar series - Researching the far right: method and ethics

C-REX (University of Oslo) and PERIL (American University) are co-organizing a webinar series called 'Researching the far right: methods and ethics'.

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This webinar series aims to initiate and facilitate a much needed discussion about the methodological, ethical, political, personal, practical and professional issues and challenges that arise when researching far right parties, protest movements, and violent actions.

The topics to be addressed in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 are largely inspired by the forthcoming volume ‘Researching the Far Right: Theory, Method and Practice’ (Routledge, 2020) edited by Stephen Ashe, Joel Busher, Aaron Winter, as well as Graham Macklin from C-REX.

The webinars will last one hour and take place every second Thursday of the month between September 2020 and June 2021. The webinar will have one or two (short) presentations followed by a Q&A session.

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January 7th: Observing and interpreting far right demonstrations with Joel Busher (Coventry University) and Fabian Virchow (FORENA, HSD - Hochschule Düsseldorf)

February 11th: Normalization to the right: Analyzing the micro-politics of the far right with Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University)

March 11th: An observational study of the Norwegian far right: some reflections with Katrine Fangen (C-REX, University of Oslo)

April 8th: The relationship between words and actions – and implications for our methods with Kurt Braddock (PERIL, American University) and Bart Schuurman (ISGA, Leiden University)

May 13th: Studying local context to fathom far right mobilization with John W. P. Veugelers (University of Toronto) and Cathrine M. Thorleifsson (C-REX, University of Oslo)

June 10th (will probably be moved to June 8th or 9th): Overcoming racialization in the field with Vidhya Ramalingam (Moonshot) and Uzair Ahmed (C-REX, University of Oslo)


Completed seminars


September 10th: Studying the peripheries: Iconography and embodiment in far right youth cultures with Cynthia Miller-Idriss (PERIL, American University)

October 8th: Methodology matters: researching the far right with Amy Fisher-Smith (University of Dallas) and Charles Sullivan (University of Dallas).

November 12th: Challenges and opportunities of social media research with Jasper Muis (University of Amsterdam) and Ofra Klein (EUI)

December 10th: Methods for mapping far right violence with Anders R. Jupskås (C-REX, University of Oslo)

Published Sep. 1, 2020 3:50 PM - Last modified Mar. 12, 2021 9:44 AM