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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

Tech, Buddhism and Rock & Roll

Yeah Nah Pasaran! Podcast

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Global rise in far-right extreme networks amid storming of US Capitol

i24NEWS

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The radical Right is learning from the GameStop squeeze

openDemocracy

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Teenage Neo-Nazi Group Leader Becomes One of Britain’s Youngest Convicted Terrorists

TalkRADIO

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Briefing - Financing Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism

Project CRAAFT

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Boys to men: the violent teenagers of the radical right

openDemocracy

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CURRENT PROJECTS

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

MEMBERSHIPS

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