EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Far right in Australia: Intellectuals, masculinity and citizenship
This project is investigating male-dominated far right groups in Australia by looking at their intellectual underpinnings. The sociological focus is on how core ideas inflect tropes of masculinity and the phenomenon of weak citizenship. This moves beyond a simple stereotype of angry, disenfranchised young men to grasp the radical right-wing thinking that motivates them and informs their hate rhetoric and actions.
This project aims to explore attitudes and use of transnational far right ideas to "imagine" Australia. It will generate new knowledge of how bonds of citizenship have weakened among men who define themselves at the margins.
This project uses multi-methods.