EPS Seminar Series book presentation- EVIANE LEIDIG (Tilburg University): 'The Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers and Online Radicalization'
|We 22-11-2023 16:00 - 17:00
|Collaboratory B, Harmonie building
This event is part of the Seminar Series of the theme group European Politics and Society.
Eviane Leidig offers an in-depth look into the world of far-right women influencers, exploring the digital lives they cultivate as they seek new recruits for white nationalism. Going beyond stereotypes of the typical male white supremacist, she uncovers how young, attractive women are playing key roles as propagandists, organizers, fundraisers, and entrepreneurs. Leidig argues that far-right women are marketing themselves as authentic and accessible in order to reach new followers and spread a hateful ideology. This insidious—and highly gendered—strategy takes advantage of the structure of social media platforms, where far-right women influencers’ content is shared with and promoted to mainstream audiences. Providing much-needed expertise on gender and the far right, this timely and accessible book also details online and offline approaches to countering extremism.
If you would like to attend, please contact Martijn Schoonvelde (martijn.schoonvelde rug.nl).