Eviane is a postdoctoral fellow on the INTERSECT (Intersecting Flows of Islamophobia) 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. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET) based at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), King's College London. Eviane serves on working groups for the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).
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, 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, BBC, Sky News, Radio Free Europe, and Huffington Post, and consults for policy makers and civil society organisations.
Specialist research areas:
Far/alt right in India and North America; Gender, especially women; Online radicalization/recruitment/propaganda; Qualitative social media analysis.
Latest posts authored by Dr Eviane Leidig
- Now Streaming: “Love Jihad” on Netflix December 7, 2020
- “#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