Michael Zeller





Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science, Central European University.


Specialist research areas:

Social movements; Far-right mobilisation; Demonstration politics; QCA; Process tracing; Civil society; Post-Soviet politics.



Michael C. Zeller is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Central European University (CEU). His dissertation research concerns the demobilisation of far-right demonstration campaigns, particularly the role of counter-mobilisation against the far right. He is also an Associate Researcher at the CEU Centre for Policy Studies, working on the ‘Building Resilience against Violent Extremism and Polarisation’ (BRaVE) project.


Michael holds a Master’s Degree (with distinction) in Eurasian Studies and Political Science from the University of Glasgow and Corvinus University of Budapest, respectively. He earned a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Louisville, where he studied political science, history, and Russian studies.