Dr Bethan Johnson is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right. She specialises in the interlocking threads of identity, nationalism, and terroristic violence.
Her doctorate examined the ideological foundations of violent ethno-nationalist separatist movements in Western Europe and North America in the mid-Cold War era. It explored how leaders of violent movements constructed nativist and counter-hegemonic narratives through the exploitation of socio-political tensions about globalisation and inequality to spur violence.
Dr Johnson is currently researching the contemporary far-right in Western nations, with a particular emphasis on terrorism. She has produced work for the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism and the European Commission, been awarded the Terrorism Research Award, and is the commissioning editor of the forthcoming book series Analyzing Political Violence.
SELECTED RECENT WORK
BUDDHISM & NEO-NAZISM
PRO-ISRAELI SENTIMENT IN THE EARLY TROUBLES IRA
A NEW MODEL FOR UNDERSTANDING THE SPREAD OF NEO-NAZISM IN WESTERN YOUTH
TERRORISM RESEARCH AWARD 2019
DOCTORAL FELLOW, CENTRE FOR ANALYSIS OF THE RADICAL RIGHT
VICE-CHANCELLOR'S AWARD, NEWNHAM COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF ETHNICITIES AND NATIONALISM
THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF NATIONALISM
PHI BETA KAPPA
ORAL HISTORY SOCIETY
THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF CYMMRODORION
THE MUSEUM OF CAMBRIDGE