Eviane Leidig

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Eviane Leidig is an affiliate at C-REX. She is a postdoctoral researcher at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society on the INTERSECT project, a Research Council of Norway funded grant in collaboration with C-REX. 

Leidig is also Head of Publishing 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'.

Her current research compares the role of women in the far right in India and North America. She looks in particular at influencers on social media who promote Hindu nationalist and alt-right narratives, respectively, and the transnational connections between these movements.

Leidig received her PhD in sociology from the University of Oslo, funded by C-REX for the duration of her PhD. Her doctoral dissertation traced transnational connections of the far right between India and the West, particularly through Indian diaspora supporters of Brexit and Trump in the UK and US. During her PhD, Leidig 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.

Leidig received her MSc with Distinction in Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (Sociology) from the University of Bristol, where her dissertation focused on cumulative extremism of right-wing extremist and Islamist networks in the UK. There she convened the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship postgraduate group.

She also holds a BA in interdisciplinary studies, with a focus on post-colonialism, from the University of California, Berkeley, with a thesis on political and media representations of India's Muslim community. At Berkeley, she helped establish the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Research. During her undergraduate degree she spent a year at King's College London, funded by the U.S. Department of State.

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

For more, see her personal website: evianeleidig.com.

She tweets @evianeleidig.


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


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  • Leidig, Eviane (ed.) (2020). Mainstreaming the Global Radical Right: CARR Yearbook 2019/20. Ibidem-Verlag.  ISBN 9783838214467.  466 s.

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  • Leidig, Eviane (2021). From cyber-Hindutva to Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkar: (Trans) national entanglements of Hindu diaspora political integration, In Ruben Gowricharn (ed.),  Political Integration in Indian Diaspora Societies.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781003092155.  Chapter 7.  s 127 - 152
  • Jupskås, Anders Ravik & Leidig, Eviane (ed.) (2020). Knowing what’s (far) right. A compendium.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). '#CoronaJihad': How the Far-right in India is Responding to the Pandemic. Global Network on Extremism and Technology Insights.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020, 30. april). Dr Eviane Leidig on Hindutva & the Global Far-right, Yeah Nah Pasaran! podcast, 3CR Community Radio. [Radio].  Australia.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Global trends of the far right with focus on Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Reconfiguring nationalism: Transnational entanglements of Hindutva and radical right ideology. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). The Extreme Right in India and its Ties to a Global Online Network.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2020). Understanding the Global Far Right: Lessons from India.
  • Leidig, Eviane (2017). Republic or Death! Travels in Search of National Anthems by Alex Marshall. Nations and Nationalism.  ISSN 1354-5078.  23(2), s 427- 428 . doi: 10.1111/nana.12307

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Published Nov. 30, 2016 1:28 PM - Last modified Oct. 29, 2020 4:05 PM