I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Culture Studies at Tilburg University. My EU funded project explores the decision making process of platforms’ content moderation policies on far-right extremist and terrorist content.
My research specializes on the global far-right, gender, and online radicalization, recruitment, and propaganda, as well as platform governance. I have published in Social Politics, Journal of Language and Politics, Religions, Patterns of Prejudice, Media & Communication, Nations & Nationalism, ICCT Publications, and Routledge, as well as edited two volumes on the radical right (Ibidem verlag). My latest book, The Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers and Online Radicalization, was published in September 2023 by Columbia University Press.
To contact me, please submit a request through the form on my website.
Prior to joining Tilburg University, I was a Research Fellow in the Current and Emerging Threats programme at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) in The Hague, where I advised policymakers on the dynamics of far-right movements, online radicalization, and P/CVE.
Previously, I was a postdoc on the Research Council of Norway-funded project, Intersecting Flows of Islamophobia (INTERSECT), in which I contributed with a study of social media influencer culture among far-right women in India and the US/Canada.
I received my PhD in sociology from the University of Oslo. My doctoral research situated the pivotal role of Indian diaspora and migrant online communities as a bridge between geographically dispersed far-right movements in India (Modi), the UK (Brexit), and US (Trump).
I am a founding co-editor of the Global Studies of the Far Right book series at Manchester University Press.
I am affiliated with the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo, the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET), the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), and the Far-Right Analysis Network (FRAN).
During my PhD, I 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.
I regularly contribute to international media outlets and give talks for policymakers, such as the U.S. State Department, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Commission, Council of Europe, UN, NATO, national and regional intelligence agencies, as well as advised for the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) and tech companies. I am an expert member of the Radicalisation Awareness Network's (RAN) European Research Community on Radicalisation.
For more information you can see my personal website, evianeleidig.com, or find me on X/Twitter at @evianeleidig.