Mr Maximilian Kreter



Doctoral candidate at the Hannah Arendt Institute for Research on Totalitarianism at University of Technology Dresden

Specialist research areas:

Right-wing extremism in Germany; voting behavior; subcultures and movements; political violence


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.

Maximilian holds an M.A. from GU Frankfurt. His previous research focused on extreme right-wing voting behavior in East-Germany from 2005 to 2011 (book forthcoming) and right-wing hate crimes in Saxony from 2011 to 2016 (study & co-authored chapters forthcoming).