Ico Maly is associate professor @ Tilburg University (The Netherlands). He teaches Digital Media & Politics, Discourse Analysis & Digital Media and Interaction in the Hybrid Media System. He wrote several books including Nieuw Rechts (New Right, Epo, 2018), De Hedendaagse Antiverlichting (Contemporary anti-Enlightenment, Epo, 2018) and Superdiversiteit in Oostende (Kif Kif, 2014), N-VA | Analyse van een politieke ideologie (N-VA | Analysis of a political ideology) (EPO, 2012) and De Beschavingsmachine Wij en de islam. (The Civilization Machine. We and the Islam) (EPO, 2009). Together with Jan Blommaert and Joachim Ben Yakoub he wrote Superdiversiteit en democratie (Superdiversity & Democracy) (EPO, 2014). He also edited the award winning work Cultu(u)rENpolitiek. Over media, globalisering en culturele identiteiten. (Culture and Politics. About media, globalization and cultural identities.) (Garant, 2007).
In my research I have a preference for an ethnographic discourse analytical approach and for research that has societal relevance. I see my research as informed by passionate rationalism, a tragic humanism and a strong commitment not only to understand society but help improve it.
In the last decade I focused on the new right and in particular how different new richt actors use digital media. In this context I wrote on new right activism, radical right politicians and parties and new right intellectuals.
In the next decade I want to focus on algorithms, interaction and power from a digital discourse analytical approach.