Richard Arnold is Associate Professor of Political Science at Muskingum University at New Concord, OH, and most recently the author of Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence: Symbolic Violence, Lynching, Pogrom, and Massacre (Routledge 2016). His papers have appeared in, among other journals, Theoretical Criminology, Post-Soviet Affairs, Problems of Post-Communism, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and Nationalities Papers.
David Art is Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. His field is comparative politics, with a regional focus on Europe. Professor Art's research interests include extremist political parties and movements, the politics of history and memory, and comparative historical analysis in the social sciences. He is the author of Inside the Radical Right: The Development of Anti-Immigrant Parties in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and The Politics of the Nazi Past in Germany and Austria (Cambridge University Press, 2006). His articles have appeared in Comparative Politics, German Politics and Society, Party Politics, and West European Politics. He is Co-Convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research's (ECPR) Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy.
Kai Arzheimer is Professor of Politics and Political Sociology at the University of Mainz in Germany. He has published widely on the voters of the Radical Right in Europe, and on voting behavior and political attitudes more generally.
Eliot Assoudeh is a PhD candidate of political science at University of Nevada Reno. He is a 2015 recipient of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) research grant for his project on fascism and religion in the Middle East. His research interests are religion and politics, fascism/totalitarianism, social movement, Europe, and the Middle East. His articles and analyses have appeared in Religion Compass, Fair Observer, National Security Forum, and BBC Persian.
Uwe Backes is a deputy director at the Hannah Arendt Institute on Totalitarianism Research and teaches Political Science at the University of Dresden, Germany. He was a Feodor Lynen Grantee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Centre d'Étude de la Vie Politique Française (CEVIPOF) in Paris (1997/98) und a Heisenberg Grantee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in 1998/99. He was a Visiting Professor in Paris-Nanterre, Nancy and Strasbourg (France). Important publications in English include: Political Extremes (Routledge, 2010); Right-Wing Extremism in Europe (Ed. with Patrick Moreau, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012); and Ideocracies in Comparison (Ed. with Steffen Kailitz, Routledge, 2016).
Tamir Bar-On is a Professor-Researcher in the School of Education, Humanities and Education, Tec de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro, Mexico. A member of the SNI - Sistema Nacional de Investigadores - Mexico's National System for Researchers (2015-2017), Bar-On is the author of four books, including: Where Have All The Fascists Gone? (Ashgate, 2007), Rethinking the French New Right: Alternatives to modernity (Routledge, 2013), The World through Soccer: The Cultural Impact of a Global Sport published (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), and Beyond Soccer: International Relations and Politics as Seen through the Beautiful Game (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming, 2016/2017).
Hans-Georg Betz is currently Adjunct Professor of political science at the University of Zurich. Previously he taught at York University, Toronto; Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC; and Koc University in Istanbul. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on political culture, radical right-wing populism and nativism in Europe and the United States.
Simon Bornschier directs the Research Area Political Sociology at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Zurich. He has authored or co-authored two books on the transformation of Western European party systems and the rise of right-wing populist parties, as well as a number of articles and chapters on the subject. His current research focuses on democratization, representation and political protest in Latin America and Western Europe.
Lenka Bustíková is an Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on party politics, voting behavior, clientelism, and state capacity, with special reference to Eastern Europe, and appears in Comparative Political Studies, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, Swiss Political Science Review and World Politics. She is the recipient of the 2015 Best Article Prize, awarded by the American Political Science Association's European Politics and Society Section, for her article "Revenge of the Radical Right".
Manuela Caiani is Associate Professor at the Institute of Scienze Umane e Sociali at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) of Florence. Her research interests focus on Europeanization and social movements, right wing extremism in Europe and the USA, political mobilization and the Internet, qualitative methods of social research and political violence and terrorism. She published in, among others, the following journals: Mobilization, Acta Politica, European Union Politics, South European Society and Politics, RISP and for the following publishers: Oxford University press, Ashgate, Palgrave.
Hilde Coffé is an Associate Professor in Political Science at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests focus on political representation, public opinion, and political behaviour, including radical right voting. She has written numerous articles which have been published in leading Political Science and Sociology journals, such as Electoral Studies, Party Politics, Political Studies, British Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, Comparative European Politics, and Acta Politica. She has also been a visiting fellow and given presentations at different institutions, including University of California (UC) Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, University of Nebraska (Lincoln), University of Manchester, University of Sussex, and University of Sydney.
Nigel Copsey is Professor of Modern History at Teesside University (UK). His publications include Contemporary British Fascism: The British National Party and the Quest for Legitimacy (2nd rev. edn, 2008), Anti-Fascism in Britain, (2nd rev. edition, 2017), and co-edited with John Richardson, Cultures of Post-War British Fascism (2015).
Donatella Della Porta is professor of political science and dean of the Institute for Humanities and the social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, where she directs the Center on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos). She directs a major ERC project Mobilizing for Democracy, on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Among her very recent publications are: Social Movements in Times of Austerity (Polity 2014), Methodological practices in social movement research (Oxford University Press, 2014); Spreading Protest (ECPR Press 2014, with Alice Mattoni), Clandestine Political Violence, Cambridge University Press, 2013 (with D. Snow, B. Klandermans and D. McAdam (eds.); Mobilizing on the Extreme Right (with M. Caiani and C. Wagemann), Oxford University Press, 2012.
James Dennison is a Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in Florence. He has published articles on migration attitudes, electoral choice and political participation and regarding topics such as the Italian constitutional referendum, the UK's EU referendum, and European politics. He has previously held positions at the University of Oxford and the University of Sheffield, where he taught quantitative methods. James is also the author of The Greens in British Politics: Protest, Anti-Austerity and the Divided Left.
Roger Eatwell is Emeritus Professor of Politics as the University of Bath. He has written widely on both historic fascism and the contemporary extreme and populist rights. Recent publications include chapters on 'Fascism' in the Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies (2013), 'Fascism and Racism' in the Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism (2013), and 'Populism and Fascism' in the Oxford Handbook of Populism (2017). He is currently writing a book with Matthew Goodwin for Penguin on national populism.
Antonis A. Ellinas is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Cyprus. He works on comparative European politics. He is the author of The Media and the Far Right in Western Europe and The European Commission and Bureaucratic Autonomy.
Andy Fleming is a writer and anti-fascist researcher based in Melbourne, Australia.
Matthew Goodwin is Professor of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent and Senior Visiting Fellow at Chatham House. He is the author of the books New British Fascism, Revolt on the Right, UKIP, and Brexit.
Naoto Higuchi is an associate professor at Tokushima University. Naoto's underlying research interest lies in xenophobia, social movements and social capital of migrants. He conducted a fieldwork on radical right activists and is now engaged in research on Peruvian migration to Japan. His English book is Japan's Ultra-Right (Trans Pacific Press, 2016). His Japanese and Korean books (edited and co-authored) include Zaitokukai and Japan's Radical Right, Ethnic Businesses in Japan, Invisible Residents: Japanese Brazilians vis-à-vis State, Market and Migrant Network, Crossing Borders: Sociological Analysis of Muslims in Japan, Sociology of Social Movement.
Aristotle Kallis is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Keele University, UK. His main research interests are in the field of generic/comparative/transnational fascism and the radical right, with a particular focus on the relation between extremism and the mainstream. He has recently published work on the transnational dynamics of Islamophobia, as well as on the 'mainstreaming' of radical discourses and policies. He is the co-editor of Rethinking Fascism and Dictatorship (2014) and the author of Genocide and Fascism (2009). He is currently directing an international project on the violent radicalization of far-right movements in Europe.
Herbert Kitschelt is the George V. Allen Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. He specializes in political parties and elections and comparative political economy. Among his books and many articles, he is author, co-author or editor of The Transformation of European Social Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 1994), The Radical Right in Western Europe (University of Michigan Press, 1995), and Latin American Party Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Most recently, he co-authored and co-edited The Politics of Advanced Capitalism (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Nonna Mayer is CNRS Research Director Emerita at the Centre d'études européennes de Sciences Po, Paris. She edits the series "Contester" at the Presses de Sciences Po. Her main research topics are right-wing extremism, electoral behaviour, racism and anti-Semitism. Among her recent books are Les faux semblants du Front national. Sociologie d'un parti politique, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2015 (ed. with S.Crépon and A .Dézé); and Les inaudibles. Sociologie politique des précaires, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2015 (ed. with C.Braconnier).
Gabriel Menard is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. His dissertation examines why Great Britain and the United States have arrived at contrasting policies for regulating the internet. His publications have appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies, British Journal of Sociology and Information, Communication and Society.
Melanie Mierzejewski-Voznyak is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, Prague. Her areas of expertise include democratization and party politics in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.
Cynthia Miller-Idriss is Associate Professor of Education and Sociology at American University in Washington, D.C., where she also directs the International Training and Education Program and runs the bi-annual Global Education Forum. Most recently, she authored The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany (forthcoming, Princeton University Press) and Seeing the World: How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era (with Mitchell Stevens and Seteney Shami, forthcoming from Princeton University Press). She is also the author of Blood and Culture: Youth, Right-Wing Extremism, and National Belonging in Contemporary Germany (Duke University Press, 2009) and co-editor (with Seteney Shami) of Middle East Studies for the New Millennium: Infrastructures of Knowledge (NYU Press, 2016) as well as over two dozen peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and essays.
Michael Minkenberg is Professor of Comparative Political Science at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. His research interests include the radical right in liberal democracies, the relationship between religion and politics in Western societies, and the politics of architecture in capital cities. Among his publications are Politik und Religion. Special Issue 33/2002 of Politische Vierteljahresschrift (2003), ed. with U. Willems, The Radical Right in Europe: An Overview (2008) and Transforming the Transformation? The East European Radical Right in the Political Process (2014), editor. His numerous articles appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative European Politics, Comparative Political Studies, East European Politics and Society, the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and West European Politics, among others.
Aurelien Mondon is a Senior Lecturer in comparative politics at the University of Bath. His research focuses predominantly on elite discourse and the mainstreaming of far right politics, particularly through the use of populism and racism. His first monograph A Populist Hegemony?: The mainstreaming of the extreme right in France and Australia was published in 2013.
Christopher Sebastian Parker is Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. Parker is the author of two award-winning books: Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America (Princeton University Press), and Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South (Princeton University Press). He is at work on another book, White Fright: Race and the Crisis of American Politics, from Ku Klux Klan to Donald Trump.
Ami Pedahzur is a Professor of Government and the Arnold S. Chaplik Professor in Israel and Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Founding Director of the Institute for Israel Studies at UT Austin. His main areas of interest are radicalism, political violence, Israeli politics and methods. His books include The Triumph of Israel's Radical Right (Oxford University Press, 2012); The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle against Terrorism (Columbia University Press, 2009); Jewish Terrorism in Israel (Columbia University Press, 2009, with Arie Perliger) and Suicide Terrorism (Polity Press, 2005). He is currently studying the evolution of Special Operations Forces.
Arie Perliger is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies. Before his arrival at UMass Lowell, Perliger was Director of Terrorism Studies and Associate Professor at the Combating Terrorism Center and Department of Social Sciences at the US Military Academy at West Point. Perliger is extensively studying issues related to Terrorism and Political Violence, Politics of Security, Politics of the Far Right in Israel, Europe and the US, Middle Eastern Politics and the applicability of Social Network Analysis to the study of social phenomena. His studies appeared in 6 books and monographs, as well as in more than 30 articles and book chapters by publishers such as Columbia University Press, Rutledge, Security Studies, Political Studies, Social Forces and others.
Carlo Ruzza is Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Trento where he teaches courses on European and International Politics. His research interests focus upon social movements, populism and right wing parties. His book publications include (with Stefano Fella) 'Reinventing the Italian Right: Populism, Post-Fascism and Territorial Identity' (London, Routledge, 2009) and 'Europe and Civil Society'. (Manchester University Press, 2007). His edited books include Europe's prolonged crisis. London, Palgrave, 2015 (with H. Trenz and V. Guiraudon) and several volumes on EU politics. His journal publications include articles in the Journal of European Integration, Innovation, Theory and Society, Telos, West European Politics, the International Journal of Sociology, European Political Science, the Journal of Political Ideologies, Social Science and Medicine, and Policy and Society.
Andreas Umland is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation at Kyiv, and General Editor of the book series "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society" (ibidem Press 2004-). His papers have appeared in, among other journals, Political Studies Review, European Political Science, Journal of Democracy, Europe-Asia Studies, East European Jewish Affairs, and Russian Politics and Law.
Joop J.M. van Holsteyn is senior lecturer and supernumerary professor in Electoral Research at the Department of Political Science, Leiden University, the Netherlands. His research focuses on voting behavior, public opinion and opinion polling, right-wing extremism, and party membership in the Netherlands. He has published articles (in English) in e.g., Acta Politica, Electoral Studies, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Party Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly and West European Politics.
Sofia Vasilopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. Her work examines political dissatisfaction with democracy and democratic institutions across Europe. She leads an ESRC Future Leaders Project entitled 'Euroscepticism: dimensions, causes and consequences in times of crisis'. Her research appears in the European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Government and Opposition, and South European Society and Politics, among others. She has co-authored The Golden Dawn's Nationalist Solution: Explaining the rise of the far right in Greece (Palgrave Macmillan 2015 with Daphne Halikiopoulou), also published in Greek by Epikdro. She is the convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Political Parties.
John Veugelers is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. His current project ties Europe's colonial legacy to contemporary politics in explaining the rise and decline of the National Front in a French city. Other research examines the changing relations between neo-Fascist party and non-party organizations in postwar Italy.
Leonard Weinberg is Foundation Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Nevada and has served as a senior fellow at the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Oklahoma City and at the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa (Israel). He has also served as a consultant to the United Nations (Office for the Prevention of Terrorism, Agency for Crime Control and Drug Prevention). For his work in promoting Christian-Jewish reconciliation Weinberg was a recipient of the 1999 Thornton Peace Prize. Recent books include Democracy and Terrorism (2013); The End of Terrorism (2011); Democratic Responses to Terrorism (2007, ed.), and Global Terrorism (2005).
Anders Widfeldt is a lecturer in Politics at the University of Aberdeen. His research has focused on the organization of political parties and the European extreme/populist/radical right. Recent publications include Extreme Right Parties in Scandinavia (Routledge 2015) and "Tensions beneath the surface - the Swedish mainstream parties and the immigration issue". Acta Politica 50:399-416 (2015).
Michelle Hale Williams is Chair of the Department of Government and Professor of Political Science at the University of West Florida. Her research interests include radicalism and extremism, radical right-wing parties, nationalism and ethnic politics, immigration and migration policy, political parties and party systems, political institutions, and European politics. Her books include The Multicultural Dilemma: Migration, Ethnic Politics, and State Intermediation (ed., 2013, Routledge) and The Impact of Radical Right-wing Parties in West European Democracies (2006, Palgrave). Her published work also appears in the Party Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Análise Social, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, German Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, and the Journal of Political Science Education.
Ruth Wodak is Emerita Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK, and affiliated to the University of Vienna. In 2008, she was awarded the Kerstin Hesselgren Chair of the Swedish Parliament (at University Örebro), and the Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2011. Her recent book publications include The Politics of Fear. What Right-wing Populist Discourses Mean (Sage, 2015; The discourse of politics in action: 'Politics as Usual' (Palgrave), revised edition (2011); Migration, Identity and Belonging (with G. Delanty, P. Jones, 2011); and The Discursive Construction of History. Remembering the German Wehrmacht's War of Annihilation (with H. Heer, W. Manoschek, A. Pollak, 2008).