FRAN’s Fellowship Review subcommittee oversees the biannual application process for fellowships. Information about applying to be a fellow will be posted soon.

Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero

Lecturer at the Department of English and German Philology. University of Granada (Spain)

Research focus(es): Cyberhate speech, Extremism, Counternarratives, Radicalization, Linguistics, Social semiotics

Dominic Alessio

Professor of History and Vice President of International Programmes

Research focus(es): Proto-fascism, occult/Heathenry

Jasmeet Bahia

PhD Candidate in Sociology, Carleton University.

Research focus(es): hite supremacy; alt-right groups; Trumpian age; ideology; state power; aggrieved whiteness; online communities.

Valerio Alfonso Bruno

Research Fellow at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy) and fellow of the Center for the European Futures – CEF (Italy)

Research focus(es): Far-right, Populism, Italian politics, Party politics, European politics

Vinicius Bivar

Doctoral Candidate at the Freie Universität Berlin

Research focus(es): Far-Right, History, Narratives, Diplomacy, Latin America, Western Europe

Beatriz Buarque

PhD researcher University of Manchester

Research focus(es): Politics of truth, Alt-right, Conspiracy theories, Internet research

Jean-Yves Camus

Director, Observatoire des radicalités politiques, Fondation Jean Jaurès, Paris

Research focus(es): Extreme-Right/Radical right, Extreme-Right Terrorism/Radicalization, Russia and Eastern Europe, Antisemitism

Roland Clark

Reader in Modern European History

Research focus(es): Antisemitism, history of fascism, violence, religion, East-Central Europe

Andreas Dafnos

Research Associate in Comparative Digital Dynamics of Riots and Multi-Method Integration at the Institute of Political Science, Bundeswehr University Munich

Research focus(es): Political violence, Social media, Far right

Amir Darwish

PhD candidate at the University Of Northampton

Research focus(es): Islamism, Fascism, The Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna.

Louie Dean Valencia

Associate Professor of Digital History, Texas State University

Research focus(es): Europe, far-right revisionism, fascism, youth, Identitarianism, queer hate and transphobia, technology, antifascism, pluralism, popular and digital culture

James Downes

Assistant Professor I (Senior) in Comparative Politics & International Relations, Department of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Research focus(es): Populism, Radical Right, EU Governance, EU-China Relations (BRI)

Chelsea Ebin

Assistant Professor of Politics at Centre College

Research focus(es): U.S. Right-wing movements and ideologies, Christian right, Christian supremacism, male supremacism

Valery Engel

Director of the European Center for Democracy Development (Latvia)

Research focus(es): Extreme-Right/Radical Right, Minority Rights, Xenophobia and Radicalization in OSCE Area, Former Soviet Union.

Nino Gozalishvili

PhD Candidate in the Nationalism Studies and Comparative History at Central European University

Research focus(es): National-Populism, Discourse analysis, Eastern Europe, European integration, Democratisation

Tobias Hof

Hannah Arendt Visiting Chair at the University of Toronto and Privatdozent of Modern and Contemporary History at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

Research focus(es): fascism, terrorism, far-right, history, Italy, Germany, counterterrorism

Paul Jackson

Professor in the History of Radicalism and Extremism, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology (FAST) at the University of Northampton

Research focus(es): Searchlight Archive, neo-Nazism, history of fascism, lone actor terrorism, emotions

Greta Jasser

Research Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) in the Department of Social Sciences at the University Hildesheim and PhD Candidate at Leuphana University Lüneburg

Research focus(es): Far right, Online networks, Networked movements, Gender, Misogyny, Male supremacy, Technology

Daniel Jones

Researcher in Far Right Studies Post 1945 and Searchlight Archivist at University of Northampton

Research focus(es): Searchlight Archive, neo-Nazism, environmentalism, ethics, antifascism, history of fascism, history of antifascism

Justyna Kajta

Postdoc in the Institute of Social Sciences at SWPS University

Research focus(es): Far right, Gender, Youth studies, Political socialization, Biographical method

Katherine Kondor

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo

Research focus(es): Far-right social movements, Enrolment, Recruitment, Hungary, Culture production

Maximilian Kreter

Maximilian Kreter, Research Fellow at Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Studies in Dresden & Part-Time Lecturer at the Hessian University for Public Management and Security in Kassel

Research focus(es): White power music, Parties, Far Right, Elections

Eviane Leidig

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Culture Studies, Tilburg University

Research focus(es): Far-right digital cultures, Gender, Online radicalization, Content moderation

Chamila Liyanage

Member, Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Research focus(es): Terrorism and political violence, Radical right, Deep web, Virtual activism, Narratives, Ideology, Symbolism, Conspiracy theories

Gionathan Lo Mascolo

Independent Researcher and Project Coordinator

Research focus(es): Religious Nationalism, Anti-gender movements, democratic erosion

Balša Lubarda

Head of Research, DAMAR Institute (Montenegro)

Research focus(es): environment, energy, ideology, ethnography, Eastern Europe

Jason Luger

Assistant Professor of Human Geography, Northumbria University, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Research focus(es): Urban and cultural geographies, Urban politics, Illiberalism, Authoritarianism, Far-right, Masculinity

Ico Maly

Associate professor Digital Culture Studies (Tilburg University). Editor-in-chief of Diggit Magazine.

Research focus(es): New Right, Metapolitics, far-right influencers, algorithmic activism, Far-right digital cultures.

Haley McEwen

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Research focus(es): Gender and sexuality, Anti-gender movement, Pro-family movement, Politics of difference, Coloniality

Bàrbara Molas

Researcher of Current and Emerging Threats at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism

Research focus(es): Far right, transnational movements, conspiracy theories

Pierre Mourier

Doctoral student in the Triangle UMR 5206 Research Unit at Lyon University

Research focus(es): Far-right, Alt-right, Race, Racial issues, Trump, Bannon, USA, Right-wing movements

Mario Peucker

Associate Professor, Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC) at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Research focus(es): Far right, Dissent, Recruitment, Online mobilisation, Mainstreaming, Australia, Community vulnerability

Mark Potok

Director at Far Right Analysis Network, independent researcher

Research focus(es): American radical right, terrorism, neo-Nazism, Klan, militias, radicalization/deradicalization, neo-Confederate, racist skinheads, incels, radical traditional Catholicism, countering the radical right, international extremist connections

Fabian Schäfer

Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Research focus(es): Comparative studies of the Far-Right in Japan and Germany, Critical Corpus-based Discourse Analysis, Digital Transformation of Politics, Online Hate Speech, Computational Propaganda & Political Bots

Sophie Schmalenberger

PhD Candidate in the Department of Global Studies at Aarhus University

Research focus(es): Far right, Germany, Affect, Memory, Antisemitism, Social media, Populism

Jessica Sciarone

PhD Student at the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington

Research focus(es): Far-right, Radicalization processes, Gender, White supremacy, Conspiratorial thinking and narratives

Alessio Scopelliti

PhD and Graduate Teacher in Politics in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol

Research focus(es): Right-Wing Parties, European Politics, Populism, Text and data analytics

Catherine Tebaldi

Postdoctoral researcher at the culture and computation lab, University of Luxembourg

Research focus(es): Far-right media, Language, Gender and sexuality

Vera Tika

Research Associate at the Centre for Political Studies at Panteion University in Athens, Greece

Research focus(es): Right -wing extremism, Greek and Balkan politics, Eastern and Central Europe, Far right, populism, online radicalisation, gender.

Vasiliki (Billy) Tsagkroni

Senior Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University

Research focus(es): Far-right, Political discourse, Crisis, Radicalisation, Populism

Matthew Valasik

PhD Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama

Research focus(es): Gangs, Alt-right, White power movement, Policing, Community context of crime, Spatial analysis, Social networks

Jessica Valisa

Research trainee at the Joint Research Center of the EU Commission

Research focus(es): extremism, far-right narratives, propaganda, computational methods.

Sabine Volk

University of Passau

Research focus(es): Ethnography, Far right, Memory studies, Populism, Social movements

Krystel von Kumberg

Research Analyst and Georgetown University graduate student

Research focus(es): Violent Extremism and Radicalization, Far-Right and Islamist Terrorism, Counterinsurgency and Russia, History of terror and intelligence

Andrew Woods 

Instructor at the School for Language and Liberal Studies at Fanshawe College

Research focus(es): Conspiracy Theories, United States, Brazil, intellectual history, the New Right 

Polina Zavershinskaia

Doctoral Student at the Institute for Political Science of Leipzig University

Research focus(es): Political Narratives, Populist Right, Far-Right, Authoritarianism, Political Violence, Civil Sphere Theory, Memory Studies