Katherine Kondor

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Katherine Kondor is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA-IF) Fellow at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo. Katherine’s research is focused on far-right social movements and collective action, with particular interest in methods of radicalisation, pathways to activism, and recruitment. 

With a background in Anthropology, Katherine holds a PhD in Criminology from the University of Huddersfield (UK). For her PhD, Katherine conducted a mixed-methods comparative analysis of far-right organisations in Hungary and the UK, including interviews with far-right organisation members in Hungary.

Katherine is currently a Visiting Fellow in Media and Illiberalism at Loughborough University (UK) where she worked as a Research Associate on the ESRC-funded project 'Illiberal Turn'. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) and Book Reviews Editor for the journal Extremism.

Research profile

Katherine's current European Commission-funded MSCA (Horizon 2020) project 'Socially Distanced Solidarity: Far-Right Recruitment and Enrolment During the COVID-19 Pandemic' (SODIS) examines the effects of the pandemic (and pandemic measures) on recruitment and enrolment to far-right organisations in Hungary, Sweden, Spain, and the United States.

Katherine has co-authored expert reports on violent extremism in Hungary, for example ‘Understanding violence and the Hungarian far-right’ in Kallis, Zeiger, & Öztürk’s Violent Radicalisation and Far-Right Extremism in Europe (SETA 2017), which offered policy recommendations for combating violent extremism in Hungary. She has also co-authored several manuscripts in edited volumes, such as Invented Nostalgia: the search for national identity among the Hungarian far-right in Hellström, Norocel, & Jorgensen’s Nostalgia and Hope: Intersections between Politics of Culture, Welfare, and Migration (Springer 2020), ‘Researching the radical right: Making use of the digital space and its challenges’ in Littler & Lee’s Digital Extremisms: Readings in violence, radicalisation and extremism in the online space (Palgrave 2020), and ‘Terrorism, hate speech and ‘cumulative extremism’ on Facebook: A case study’ in Zempi & Awan’s The Routledge International Handbook of Islamophobia (Routledge 2018). Katherine has written in the past for CARR, Open Democracy, Europe Now, and Fair Observer on topics surrounding the Hungarian far-right and current politics in Hungary. She is currently co-editing the forthcoming The Routledge Handbook of Far-Right Extremism in Europe.

Academic Interests

  • Right-wing extremism
  • Far-right social movement organisations
  • Far-right mobilization
  • Radicalisation
  • Hungarian far-right




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Published June 25, 2019 2:05 PM - Last modified Nov. 18, 2021 11:15 AM