CARR’s Organisation Research Unit

CARR’s Organisation Research Unit (ORU)

About ORU

The CARR Organisation research unit (ORU) is configured as a research seminar concentrating on three research strands: (1) party political organisation, (2) movement organisation, and (3) network organisation. Taken together, these strands circumscribe the universe of organised far-right socio-politics. Among the ten initial members of the ORU, a diversity of epistemological and methodological perspectives are represented, including quantitative, qualitative/case-based, and ethnographic methodological focuses.

Members

ORU Head: Michael Zeller (zeller_michael@phd.ceu.edu)

Dr William Allchorn

(w.e.c.allchorn
@leeds.ac.uk
)

Nicolas Bichay

(@nickbichay)

Michael Cole

(@NotTheMikeCole)

Blyth Crawford

(@CrawfordBlyth)

Andreas Dafnos

(adafnos1
@sheffield.ac.uk
)

Dr Julia DeCook

(jdecook@luc.edu)

 

Maik Fielitz

(maik.fielitz
@idz-jena.de
)

 

Lynda Gilby

(@LyndaGilby1)

Greta Jasser

(greta.jasser
@leuphana.de
)

Daniel Jones

(@Narson)

Ofra Klein

(ofra.klein@eui.eu)

Dr Katherine Kondor

(@iamdoctorkondor)

 

Dr Mario Peucker

(mario.peucker
@hotmail.com)

Alexander Reid Ross

(aross@pdx.edu)

Alessio Scopelliti

(as17191@bristol.ac.uk)

Dr Vasiliki Tsagkroni

(v.tsagkroni
@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
)

Sabine Volk

(sabine.volk
@uj.edu.pl
)

Dr Alan Waring

(alanwaring3
@gmail.com
)

ORU News & Activities

The ORU was established in the summer of 2020. It convenes monthly seminar meetings to provide updates about developments and opportunities in the area of far-right organisation research, and to attend presentations by members. Recently, Sabine Volk gave a presentation in August entitled “How do movements survive? Far-right PEGIDA as a protest ritual”; in September, Michael Zeller presented on “The Demobilisation of Far-right Demonstration Campaigns: Patterns and processes from Germany, England, and Austria.”

Forthcoming Presentations & Projects

In the coming months, presentations will be made about a new UK far-right protest event dataset, far-right visual cultures and use of ‘chan’ social media platforms, and de-platforming as a means of countering the far right.

At the end of the year the ORU will release a Year-in-Review report, providing an overview of recent developments among the organised far right and the study thereof.