Eviane Leidig

Dr. Eviane Leidig is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Culture Studies at Tilburg University. Her project, Mapping Far-Right Networked Publics (MAFNET), explores the relationship between social media platforms’ content moderation policies and changing far-right visual content practices. Dr. Leidig is also an Associate Fellow and former Research Fellow in the Current and Emerging Threats programme at ICCT where she advised policymakers on the dynamics of far-right movements, online radicalisation, and P/CVE. Her research specialises on the global far-right, gender, and online radicalisation, recruitment, and propaganda, as well as platform governance. 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 has published in Social PoliticsReligionsPatterns of PrejudiceMedia & CommunicationNations & Nationalism, and Routledge, as well as edited two volumes on the radical right (Ibidem verlag). Her forthcoming book, The Women of the Far-Right, is under contract with Columbia University Press (expected 2023), and explores the world of far-right women influencers. In addition, Eviane regularly contributes to international media outlets and consults for policy makers and civil society organisations. She has delivered talks for the U.S. State Department, the European Commission, Council of Europe, NATO, national and regional intelligence agencies, as well as advised for the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) and tech companies.


Key ICCT Publications:

Perliger, A., Stevens, C., and Leidig, E. Mapping the Ideological Landscape of Extreme Misogyny. Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 26 January 2023

Van Dongen, T., Veilleux-Lepage, Y., Leidig, E., and Rigault Arkhis, H. Right-Wing Extremism in the Military. Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 25 May 2022.

Leidig, E. “We are worth fighting for”: women in far-right extremism. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 26 October, 2021

Leidig, E. and van Mieghem, C. The US National Strategy on Countering Domestic Terrorism as a model for the EU. Policy Brief, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 24 September 2021.

Leidig, E. Why Terrorism Studies Miss the Mark When It Comes To Incels. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 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, 18 August, 2021