Eviane Leidig


Eviane Leidig is an affiliated researcher at C-REX. She is a Research Fellow in Current and Emerging Threats at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) in The Hague, Netherlands. Her research specializes on the global far right, gender, and online radicalization, recruitment, and propaganda. Her regional expertise includes transnational connections between India, North America, and Europe.

Eviane is also Head of Policy at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) and an Associate Fellow at the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET). She is a co-founder and co-editor of the new Manchester University Press book series 'Global Studies of the Far Right'.

Eviane received her PhD in sociology from the University of Oslo, funded by C-REX for the duration of her doctoral studies. During her PhD, she was a VOX-Pol sponsored visiting researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and a visiting researcher at New York University's department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

An outward facing researcher, Eviane regularly contributes to international media outlets and consults for policymakers, tech companies, and civil society organisations. 

For more, see her personal website: evianeleidig.com. She tweets @evianeleidig.

Tags: Nationalism, Postcolonial studies, Diaspora, Social media, Gender


  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). From love jihad to grooming gangs: tracing flows of the hypersexual Muslim male through far-right female influencers. Religions. ISSN 2077-1444. 12(12). doi: 10.3390/rel12121083.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). Far-Right Terrorism is Global, But Coverage is Not: Hindu Nationalist Violence in India. In Leidig, Eviane (Eds.), The Radical Right During Crisis: CARR Yearbook 2020/21. Ibidem-Verlag. ISSN 9783838215761. p. 83–86.
  • Leidig, Eviane; Ganesh, Bharath & Bright, Jonathan (2021). New forms of cultural nationalism? American and British Indians in the Trump and Brexit Twittersphere. Nations and Nationalism. ISSN 1354-5078. doi: 10.1111/nana.12781.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). "#CoronaJihad”: How the Far-Right in India is Responding to the Pandemic. In Bar-On, Tamir & Molas, Barbara (Ed.), Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic by the Radical Right. Ibidem-Verlag. ISSN 9783838214887. p. 151–155.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Hindutva as a variant of right-wing extremism. Patterns of Prejudice. ISSN 0031-322X. 54(3), p. 215–237. doi: 10.1080/0031322X.2020.1759861. Full text in Research Archive
  • Leidig, Eviane (2019). Immigrant, Nationalist and Proud: A Twitter Analysis of Indian Diaspora Supporters for Brexit and Trump. Media and Communication. ISSN 2183-2439. 7(1), p. 77–89. doi: 10.17645/mac.v7i1.1629. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). The Radical Right During Crisis: CARR Yearbook 2020/21. Ibidem-Verlag. ISBN 9783838215761. 482 p.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Mainstreaming the Global Radical Right: CARR Yearbook 2019/20. Ibidem-Verlag. ISBN 9783838214467. 466 p.

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  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). अयोध्या में जन्मभूमि शिलान्यास के मायने भविष्य के भारत के लिए- नज़रिया . [Newspaper]. BBC Hindi.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). Hindutva as Far-Right Extremism with Dr. Eviane Leidig. [Radio]. House of DelVento podcast.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). From Cooking Videos to QAnon, N.H.-Based Video Platform Attracts Users Banned Elsewhere. [Radio]. New Hampshire Public Radio.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). The Feminine Art of Radicalisation podcast series. [Radio]. UK.
  • Kelsey-Sugg, Anna & Leidig, Eviane (2021). For some, being a tradwife is about more time with family. For others, it's a dangerous far-right ideology. [Newspaper]. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). Odysee: The New YouTube for the Far-Right. Global Network on Extremism and Technology Insights.
  • Leidig, Eviane & DeCook, Julia (2021). The Atlanta Shootings Reveal a Blind Spot in Far-Right Studies. Rantt Media.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). Far-Right in the Global South: Adapting and Applying Tech Policies Locally. Global Network on Extremism and Technology Insights.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). From cyber-Hindutva to Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkar: (Trans) national entanglements of Hindu diaspora political integration. In Gowricharn, Ruben (Eds.), Political Integration in Indian Diaspora Societies. Routledge. ISSN 9781003092155. p. 127–152.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Traditionella fruar ger extremismen en städad front. [Internet]. Expo.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). What Exactly is the Radical Right? [Radio]. Right Rising podcast.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). US election: How can we challenge right-wing extremism? . [Internet]. openDemocracy.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Hindutva, From Interwar Fascism to Narendra Modi . [Internet]. Political Observatory on Populism.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). From Incels to Tradwives: Understanding the spectrum of gender and online extremism. Impakter.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Now Streaming: “Love Jihad” on Netflix. Global Network on Extremism and Technology Insights.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Understanding the Global Far Right: Lessons from India.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). The Extreme Right in India and its Ties to a Global Online Network.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Global trends of the far right with focus on Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Dr Eviane Leidig on Hindutva & the Global Far-right, Yeah Nah Pasaran! podcast, 3CR Community Radio. [Radio]. Australia.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). '#CoronaJihad': How the Far-right in India is Responding to the Pandemic. Global Network on Extremism and Technology Insights.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2017). Republic or Death! Travels in Search of National Anthems by Alex Marshall. Nations and Nationalism. ISSN 1354-5078. 23(2), p. 427–428. doi: 10.1111/nana.12307.
  • Jupskås, Anders Ravik & Leidig, Eviane (2020). Knowing what’s (far) right. A compendium. C-REX Center for Research on Extremism, UiO.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Reconfiguring nationalism: Transnational entanglements of Hindutva and radical right ideology. University of Oslo. Full text in Research Archive

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