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ICCT and Egmont Institute Live Briefing: Gender and far-right ideology
23 November @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This ICCT Webinar will examine the role of gender in recruitment and radicalisation narratives of extremist activism, including concepts of femininity and masculinity, misogyny, and patriarchy as integral to the ideological worldview and mobilisation of these activists.
Dr. Eviane Leidig recently published the book The Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers and Online Radicalization (Columbia University Press, 2023). 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. While Dr. Elizabeth Pearson’s book Extreme Britain: Gender, Masculinity, and Radicalisation (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2023) is published in December. Drawing on interviews with extremists, this timely study explores the relationship between gendered culture and political radicalism, with a focus on Britain. These books offer insights into how men and women become involved in extreme movements and the consequent implications of featuring gender within de-radicalisation efforts and countering extremism interventions.
- Moderator: Thomas Renard, Director ICCT and Senior Associate Fellow at the Egmont Institute
- Speaker: Eviane Leidig
- Speaker: Elizabeth Pearson