Building the Anthill: Lady Llanover, Invented Traditions, and the Hidden Politics of Welsh Cultural Nationalism
Welsh History Review
Through a contextual examination of Lady Llanover’s sixty-year engagement with Welsh culture, this article demonstrates her intention to undermine political nationalism of a separatist bent by characterising Welsh national identity along exclusively cultural lines.
Buddhist Themes Within Twenty-First Century White Supremacism
25th Annual World Convention, Association for the Study of Nationalities
This paper charts and interrogates the trend in references to Buddhist teachings in white supremacist propaganda over the past 20 years.
The radical Right is learning from the GameStop squeeze
Online forums praising the GameStop Reddit actors are already showing signs of infiltration by radical right actors.
FAR RIGHT TEENS: A Growing Problem?
Far-right extremists are said to be increasingly targeting teenagers. Minors, groomed and fed propaganda that it’s hoped will turn them into followers of hate-driven ideologies. How to stop the rise of a new generation of extremists?
Global rise in far-right extreme networks amid storming of US Capitol
Global rise in far-right extreme networks amid storming of US Capitol: 'It has galvanized a number of people online to think that they could be successful in future endeavors.
Teenage Neo-Nazi Group Leader Becomes One of Britain’s Youngest Convicted Terrorists
Briefing - Financing Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism
Funded by Project Craaft
Masculinity and the Irish Republican Psyche of the Troubles
Fifth Annual Cambridge-Edinburgh Joint Conference
What I endeavour to do here is start a conversation about masculinity by focusing my attentions on the first decade of the ‘Troubles,’ exploring how those in positions of leadership constructed their version of ‘IRA men’ and true ‘republican masculinity.’
The European Extreme Right and Its Methods for Funding Terror
RUSI Europe & Project CRAAFT CTF Online Symposium No. 5: Financing Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism
In this webinar, I analyse trends in the financial activities of right-wing extremists and terrorists around the world both terrorist groups and ‘lone wolf’ terrorists . I also discuss the impact of the global pandemic on the present and future of right-wing extremist financing.
Diagnosing the Hidden Disability: Recovering the Subjective Experiences of Impotent Great War Veterans Through the Archives
The First World War: Past, Present, Future, Edinburgh Napier University
This paper advanced a series of hypotheses regarding the scale and significance of sexual impotence among British men following overseas combat in the First World War.
The Globalization of Nationalism: The IRA as Case Study
Fourth Annual Cambridge Edinburgh Joint Conference
Reconstructing a series of peaceful protests like that executed in Dublin through the words and records of both radical nationalists and government officials across this period, and placing them in contrast to the other fatal activities of these groups and their extreme goals, this paper challenged preconceived notions of these organisations or of violent nationalism more generally by demonstrating their consistent use of non-violent, or at least non-aggressor, protest strategies.
Che in County Armagh, Mao in Monmouthshire: Irish and Welsh Nationalists' Cooptation of Non-Western Radical Thought, 1960-1980
New Postcolonial Concerns: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Workshop, University of Cambridge
The aim here was to explore the conflicting stories told by Irish republicans in the IRA, and the Welsh nationalists in the Free Wales Army (FWA) and the MAC (Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru) about their ideological roots.
Bombs & Borders: Celtic Fringe Nationalism's Embrace of Extreme Sectarian Violence and Mass Civil Unrest, 1960-1980
The Centre for Modern British Studies
This paper explores how Irish and Welsh violent nationalists employed protest campaigns and violent acts to advertise and actualise their independence agendas between 1960 and 1980.
Women's Work in Western Liberation Movements, 1960-1975
Thanks for Typing: Wives, Daughters, Mothers, and Other Women Behind Famous Men Conference, University of Oxford
This paper unsettles assumptions about who was behind nationalist violence, and recognises how women struggled for equality even as they fought for national liberation.
Che in Spain, Fanon in France: The European Cooptation of Non-Western National Liberationsim, 1960-1980
24th Annual World Convention, Association for the Study of Nationalities
Tracking German Neo-Nazism Through Music
Winner of the 2019 Terrorism Research Award
Reassessing National Separatism in Late Franco-Era Spain
Spain: Social Movements between Past and Present
This paper argues that between 1965 and 1975, the separatist campaigns of Front d'Alliberament Català in Catalonia and Euskadi Ta Askatasuna in the Basque Region were spurred by the same conditions that inspired other separatist organisations —precarities of minority languages, secularisation, centralisation, and economic discord.
Women and Patriarchy in the Militant Separatist Groups of Western Europe and North America During the Long '68
University of Cambridge
This piece evaluates the roles men and women played and were allowed to play in separatist groups, demonstrating that despite espousing liberationist rhetoric, separatist groups were extremely patriarchal, and that their conceptions of gender dictated their tactics.
Forms of Extreme Protest in the Post-War West
Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge
This paper explored the protest campaigns of the Irish Republican Army, the Free Wales Army, the Scottish Liberation Army, and Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru between 1965 and 1975.
Cultures of Nationalist Militancy
Cultural History Workshop, University of Cambridge
This paper examined the interaction of culture and nationalist militancy, more specifically the intersection of the two in the context of the Long 1968 period in the West.
Indigenous Heritage and Promoting Loyalty to the British State: A Case-Study in Welsh History
Modern British History Workshop, University of Cambridge
While this paper explored the details of Lady Llanover’s heritage work and its significance for Welsh life, fundamental to it is an interrogation of the interconnectedness of politics and culture and of a method of promoting a seemingly ‘native’ national heritage in an attempt at securing loyalty to the British state.
The Rationalisation of Bloodshed and the Invocation of Human Rights by Violent Ethno-Nationalist Groups in Western Europe and North America, 1960-1980
This paper contextualises how leaders of separatist groups in the post-war era viewed their violent activities as a function of the times and as inherent to any (successful) independence struggle.