Eviane Leidig is a Researcher at C-REX. She is also Head of Doctoral Fellows at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR), and an Associate Fellow at the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET).
Leidig's current research focuses on two projects. The first is looking at the role of female alt-right influencers as it relates to gender and online extremism. The second builds off of her doctoral work in tracing transnational online connections of the far right, particularly between Europe/North America and India.
Leidig's doctoral dissertation, entitled 'Reconfiguring nationalism: Transnational entanglements of Hindutva and radical right ideology', explored Indian diaspora supporters of Brexit and Trump in the UK and US. In 2018, 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.
Leidig received her MSc with Distinction in Ethnicity and Multiculturalism 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 postcolonial studies 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.
Leidig has experience working with community organisations and the policy sector in the UK, having collaborated on projects funded by the Open Society Foundation, Aziz Foundation, British Council, and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
She is currently on the editorial board for the peer-reviewed journal Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, as well as a member of several academic associations, including the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, European Consortium for Political Research, and the Council for European Studies.
For more, see her personal website: evianeleidig.com.
She tweets @evianeleidig.
- 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), s 77- 89 . doi: 10.17645/mac.v7i1.1629