Maximilian’s doctoral research focuses on the development of the role of the ideology of right-wing extremism in germanophone White Power music (“Rechtsrock”) from 1977 to 2017. He employs mixed methods content analysis to study song texts of White Power bands. He aims to identify changes and continuities in the narratives, the ideology and the narrative techniques of the germanophone White Power music scene.
He has published books, articles and chapters and on White Power Music in (East-)Germany; violence against asylum seekers, social media and the extreme right; right-wing hate crimes in Saxony from 2011 to 2016; and extreme right-wing voting behavior in East-Germany from 2005 to 2011.
Specialist research areas:
White Power Music (“Rechtsrock”); right-wing extremism in Germany/Western Europe; voting behaviour; subcultures and movements; political violence.
Available for consultation in the following areas:
Media interviews (radio, online and print; NO television), workshops/consultancy for government/third sector.