Eviane Leidig

Postdoctoral Fellow


Special fields:

  • Far right
  • Hindu nationalism
  • Alt-right
  • Gender
  • Diaspora
  • Social media


Eviane Leidig is a researcher affiliated with the INTERSECT (Intersecting Flows of Islamophobia) project at MF. Her research specializes on the far right, gender, and online radicalization, recruitment, and propaganda. Her regional expertise includes transnational connections between India, North America, and Europe.

Leidig holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Oslo. During her PhD, she was visiting scholar at the University of Oxford and New York University.

An outward facing researcher, Leidig regularly contributes to international media outlets and consults for policy makers and civil society organisations. She is also an affiliate at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo, Head of Policy at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR), and an Associate Fellow at the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET).

For more, see her website: evianeleidig.com.

Latest academic publications

  • Leidig, E., Ganesh, B. & Bright, J. (2021). New Forms of Cultural Nationalism? American and British Indians in the Trump and Brexit Twittersphere. Nations and Nationalism. ISSN: 1354-5078
  • (2021). The Radical Right During Crisis: CARR Yearbook 2020/21. Ibidem-Verlag. ISBN: 9783838215761
  • Leidig, E. (2020). Hindutva as a variant of right-wing extremism. Patterns of Prejudice, 54(3), s. 215 - 237. ISSN: 0031-322X
  • (2020). Mainstreaming the Global Radical Right: CARR Yearbook 2019/20. Ibidem-Verlag. ISBN: 9783838214467
  • Leidig, E. (2020). "#CoronaJihad”: How the Far-Right in India is Responding to the Pandemic. Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic by the Radical Right, s. 151 - 155. Ibidem-Verlag. ISBN: 9783838214887
  • Leidig, E. (2019). Immigrant, Nationalist and Proud: A Twitter Analysis of Indian Diaspora Supporters for Brexit and Trump. Media and Communication, 7(1), s. 77 - 89. ISSN: 2183-2439

Education and professional practice

2010 - 2014BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of California, Berkeley
2014 - 2015MSc with Distinction, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism, University of Bristol
2016 - 2020PhD, Sociology, University of Oslo


2020 - presentHead of Policy, Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR)
2020 - presentAssociate Fellow, Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET)