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Neo-Nationalism and Universities

John Douglass, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Right-Wing Studies and Center for Research on Social Change, has published several op-eds related to his recent book Neo-Nationalism and Universities: Populists, Autocrats and the Future of Higher Education. Two of them can be found at John Hopkins University Press and University World News. In these articles, Douglass discusses how geopolitics and the national political environment, especially the rise in neo-nationalism, is challenging the societal role of universities which should promote national development and global integration.

Mini-grants for Right-Wing Studies

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies invites UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students to apply for small grants to assist with the development of student research projects on issues related to right-wing movements in the U.S. or other regions of the world. Applications are due on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at 4pm. Application and more details are available here.

How Right-Wing Populism Fuels the Empire of Resentment

On the podcast "Democracy Nerd," Larry Rosenthal, Chair of ISSI's Center for Right-Wing Studies, discusses the history of right-wing populism in American politics and his book, Empire of Resentment: Populism's Toxic Embrace of Nationalism.

Germany's 9/11? Neo-Nazis and Right-Wing Terrorism in Germany and Their Links to US Actors

On September 15, 2021, Tanjev Schultz, Professor of Journalism, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, discussed the ties between far-right movements in Germany and the US by looking at the NSU case in Germany. Sponsored by ISSI's Center for Right-Wing Studies and co-sponsored by the Institute of European Studies, "Germany's 9/11? Neo-Nazis and Right-Wing Terrorism in Germany and Their Links to US Actors" is available for viewing here.

Exposing the Right and Fighting for Democracy

A new anthology, Exposing the Right and Fighting for Democracy, celebrates the life and work of Chip Berlet, a faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Right-Wing Studies and an investigative journalist. The book includes essays by other CRWS faculty affiliates, Alex DiBranco, Carol Mason, and Cas Mudde, as well as many other contributors. Like Berlet's career, the book covers a range of topics, from the Christian Right, armed militias, social movement theory, and white supremacy to conspiracism, civil liberties, and government surveillance.

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New Working Paper on the Right in Mexico

"TUMOR: The (Dis)organization of the Right-Wing Opposition against Mexico’s ‘Fourth Transformation’" by Julián Castro-Ray and Gerardo Centeno García is now available in our working paper series. The paper was first presented at our spring conference.

The Threat of White Supremacy

Larry Rosenthal, CRWS Chair, was a panelist for "Global Connections: White Supremacy: How Big A Threat, How To Conquer It." The panel was moderated by Robert Siegel (NPR, All Things Considered) and also included Kathleen Belew (author of "Bring the War Home") and Jonathan Greenblatt (head of the Anti-Defamation League). The video is now available.

How America's Right-Wing Populism was Transformed in 2020



Larry Rosenthal, Chair of ISSI's Center for Right-Wing Studies, gave a talk titled "Morphed: How America’s Right-Wing Populism Was Transformed, Virulently, in 2020" with an introduction by Troy Duster, founding director of the institute. In the talk, sponsored by Ashby Village, Rosenthal discusses three integral movements that resonated across the Republican populist spectrum and created this transformation.

Visiting Scholar Spotlight: Tanjev Schultz

The Center for Right-Wing Studies welcomes Tanjev Schultz, Professor of Journalism at Johannes Gutenberg Univeristy in Mainz, Germany. In both his academic and journalistic work, he investigates the far right. While in residence (through October 2021), Schultz will be examining historical and current relationships between far right groups in Germany and the United States and plans to learn more about the latest developments of the far right in the United States, especially in the context of journalistic culture and media infrastructures.

Grandmothers on Guard

Grandmothers on Guard: Gender, Aging, and the Minutemen at the U.S.-Mexico Border is a new book by Jennifer Johnson, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Right-Wing Studies. The book, which she wrote during her time as a visiting sholar at ISSI, tells the story of older women who found meaning and community in the Minutemen, an anti-immigrant vigilante movement.


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