Eviane Leidig

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sociology

Special fields:

  • Far right
  • Hindu nationalism
  • Alt-right
  • Gender
  • Diaspora
  • Social media
Phone: 22590590
Office: 424A

Presentation

Eviane Leidig is a postdoc on the INTERSECT (Intersecting Flows of Islamophobia) project, and an affilate 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 the West. She looks in particular at influencers on social media who promote Hindu nationalist and alt-right narratives, respectively, and the transnational connections between these movements.

Leidig holds a PhD in Sociology (2020) from the University of Oslo. Her doctoral dissertation traced transnational connections of the far right between India and the West, particularly through Indian diaspora supporters of Brexit and Trump in the UK and US. During her PhD, Leidig was visiting researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute 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 Head of Publishing 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. (2020). Hindutva as a variant of right-wing extremism. Patterns of Prejudice. ISSN: 0031-322X
  • 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

Positions

2016 - presentMember, Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism
2016 - 2020Editorial Board, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism
2018 - presentHead of Publishing, Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR)
2020 - presentAssociate Fellow, Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET)