Pragya Rai



PhD candidate, Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Loughborough University

Digital Content Editor, CARR

Specialist Research Areas:

Radical right terrorism; political violence; online extremism; male supremacy; misogyny


Pragya Rai is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough University.

She received her Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Birmingham.

Pragya’s area of research focuses on the interrelationship between misogyny and radical right violence and terrorism. Her work examines how misogyny of  radical right groups have evolved over time, how narratives of the radical right catalyse hateful views and actions toward women, and how the worldviews propagated by misogyny and radical right extremism have significant parallels, shared foundations and direct points of connection that justify violence as a legitimate course of redemption.

Pragya has been working with CARR as the Digital Content Editor since September 2018.