Eviane Leidig

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.

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Key ICCT Publications:

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