Dr. Eviane Leidig is a Research Fellow in the Current and Emerging Threats programme at ICCT. Her research focuses on far right extremism, gender, and online recruitment, radicalisation, and propaganda. Her regional expertise includes India, North America, and Europe. She holds a PhD from the University of Oslo (MSc, University of Bristol; BA, University of California, Berkeley).
Eviane is also an affiliate at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo; an Associate Fellow at the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET) based at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, King’s College London; and was a founding member of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR). She was a VOX-Pol sponsored visiting researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and a visiting scholar at New York University.
Eviane has given talks for policymakers such as the U.S. State Department, European Commission, national and regional intelligence agencies, and law enforcement. She regularly consults for tech companies in an advisory capacity for the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). Eviane has been featured in international media outlets such as Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, BBC, Huffington Post, The Independent, and Radio Free Europe.
Key ICCT Publications:
Leidig, E. Why Terrorism Studies Miss the Mark When It Comes To Incels. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 31 August 2021
Van Dongen, T. and Leidig, E. Whose side are they on? The diversity of far-right responses to Covid-19. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 18 August 2021
The United States National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism is built on a comprehensive threat assessment of domestic terrorism as ordered by President Biden, and prioritises far-right extremism. Although the conceptualisation contains certain flaws, the strategy acknowledges this rising threat in a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment. In this Policy Brief, we highlight the US Strategy […]
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our second episode, we speak to Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. This interview explores critical […]
On 20 February 2020, a remarkable article by Sirajuddin Haqqani appeared in The New York Times. Coming just days before the signing by the United States and the Taliban movement of a bilateral ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan’, the essay was full of beautiful thoughts: ‘Everyone has lost somebody they loved. Everyone is tired […]