Head of Publishing, CARR. Postdoc affiliate at Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo. Associate Fellow at Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET), International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR).
Specialist Research Areas: India, North America, Gender, Alt-Right, Hindu Nationalism
Eviane is a postdoctoral fellow on the INTERSECT project at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, and an affiliate at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo.
Her current research compares the role of women in the far right in India and North America. She looks in particular at female influencers on social media who promote Hindu nationalist and alt-right narratives, respectively, and the transnational connections between these movements.
Eviane received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Oslo. Her doctoral dissertation traced transnational connections of the far right between India and the West, particularly through diaspora supporters of Brexit and Trump in the UK and US. During her PhD, she was a VOX-Pol sponsored visiting researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, as well as a visiting scholar at New York University’s department of Media, Culture, and Communication.
An outward facing researcher, Eviane regularly contributes to international media outlets such as Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Radio Free Europe, and the Huffington Post, and consults for policy makers and civil society organisations.
Specialist research areas:
Transnational far right between India and Europe/North America; Gender and online extremism; Diaspora and migration; Qualitative social media analysis.
Latest posts authored by Dr Eviane Leidig
- “#CoronaJihad”: How the Far-Right in India is Responding to the Pandemic April 28, 2020
- Far-Right Terrorism is Global, but Coverage is Not: Hindu Nationalist Violence in India February 29, 2020
- Why are British Indians more likely than other ethnic minority group to support Brexit? July 1, 2019
- ‘India Wins Yet Again!’ Radical Right Modi Set to Win Fresh Mandate May 23, 2019